Fees Must Fall

SA Students: “Grant FMF Activists Blanket Amnesty”

It's been almost a year since then-president Jacob Zuma announced free tertiary education, legitimising the call of South African students. However, a number of...

Professor Phakeng: “That day he was called a sellout. He just...

Following the death of University of Cape Town (UCT) health dean and world-class cardiology researcher, Professor Bongani Mayosi, allegations have emerged that the Fees...

UJ raised R147m for student fees. Should other universities follow suit?

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has raised R147 million for missing middle students but just how long can the university keep it up for?...

New online platforms seek to flip the search for university funding...

The fees funding crisis in South Africa has encouraged the creation of new ways of crowdfunding and connecting students and funders. After the recent...

#FeesMustFall at UCT: “It’s about time the students spoke”

Classes at the University of Cape Town (UCT) were suspended on Monday as students blockade roads leading into campus. Students are demanding an emergency meeting...

Beyond FMF: The Self-Funders and Sole Breadwinners

South Africa’s higher education sector has been rocked over the last two years as the Fees Must Fall protests at universities, colleges and technikons...

Five times the #WitsFeesMustFall protestors were victims of violence

The protests at Wits last week against the proposed 10.5% fee increase saw the university brought to a complete shutdown. The university Council eventually...

#FeesMustFall: Why a NSFAS review is sensible

When #FeesMustFall protests first hit South Africa last year, writer MONAKO DIBETLE wasn't convinced they would have much of an effect. But he was...

Walter Sisulu Uni Refutes Terrible Living Conditions Claims

Some Walter Sisulu University students at the Ibika Campus in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, say the living conditions in their residences are appalling. They claim...

What the top three ANC presidential candidates say about free higher...

The African National Congress (ANC) national conference is just two months away. In December, the congress will gather to pick who could potentially be...

These are the divisions separating students in the #FeesMustFall movement

The Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement which has re-emerged at universities nationwide has been criticised for being disjointed. But to understand why students have...

DUT suspends classes following protest action

The Durban University of Technology has suspended lectures until Monday following a student protest on Tuesday. The protest was prompted by numerous issues from the...

Black Twitter trolled the EFF with #EFFFacts and it’s excellent

Black Twitter went after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with #EFFFacts - exaggerating the role the party has played in South African and even...

Unisa registration disrupted again as EFFSC and Sasco disagree over way...

On Monday, registration for the new academic year at the Sunnyside campus of the University of South Africa (Unisa) was shut down, as Sasco...

Free higher education is not a universal right

The 2017 university year is beginning in earnest. The spectre of continued #FeesMustFall (#FMF) movement activity, in spite of evident attrition, political party capture,...

Decolonised Education Means Giving Poor Students Fair Use Of Textbooks

We need to update our copyright laws to allow poor students fair use rights of textbooks, which remain prohibitively expensive for most, writes THABISO...

Religious leaders in Durban march with students in support of #FeesMustFall

On Tuesday, students from various universities, including the Durban University of Technology and University of Kwazulu-Natal, marched to Durban's City Hall to hand over...

The media sells black pain: a woman’s experience from #FeesMustFall

The media has been criticised for the way it portrayed students in the #FeesMustFall protests as “ungrateful hooligans” but few have criticised the manner...

38 UFS students arrested last week to reappear in court in...

Thirty-eight students who were arrested by South African Police Services (SAPS) at the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Bloemfontein campus last week are...

USAf CEO: the new funding system for higher education is a...

President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of free education does not mean that South African tertiary students have free education, but it does make education more...
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