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    Fees Must Fall

    What Adam Habib forgets about his time as a student activist

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    Adam Habib recently penned an open letter to academics concerned about security measures taken at Wits University over the past week. HEINRICH BÖHMKE reminds us of...

    Beyond FMF: Pulling families out of poverty

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    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...

    How Zuma’s free education plan will affect NSFAS and universities in...

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    President Jacob Zuma’s sudden announcement of a new free higher education policy came as a surprise, not the least because it came just as...

    When we prioritise books over people, we only create new symbols...

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    A library went up in flames, and it’s all some of us can think about. For those who attended UKZN, like myself, it's personal. These...

    Government Must Force Universities To Transform

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    It's been 22 years since the passing of Higher Education Act, Act 101 of 1997 and Education White Paper 3: A Programme for the...

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

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

    DUT’s New SRC Meets Old SBux Struggle

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    On Monday, the newly elected student representative council (SRC) at the Durban University of Technology forged ahead the S-Bux struggle in a protest that...

    Released fallist Bonginkosi Khanyile on prison, protest and revolution

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    Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile was finally granted bail on 1 March following a five-month stint in prison. Khanyile was arrested in 2016,...

    Zuma’s free education plan is a ferocious hospital pass to his...

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    Finance minister Malusi Gigaba was the very picture of discomfort on Saturday. He was at the 54th national conference of the African National Congress,...

    DUT suspends classes following protest action

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    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...

    Government has no plan for student historical debt – yet

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    The free education plan that is expected to come into full effect this year was another major victory for the Fees Must Fall movement....

    Here’s how we can achieve free higher education by 2019

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    Professor ARI SITAS believes free tertiary education is possible for students in South Africa and should be implemented by 2019. Sitas answers six questions...

    #RhodesWar: University disputes claims that it maliciously excluded anti-rape protestors

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    The students who were excluded by Rhodes University for participating in the #RUReferenceList protest in 2016 said the university was unjust in its decision...

    The new ANC top six in a dilemma with Zuma’s free...

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    On Monday night, the African National Congress (ANC) finally concluded the election of the party top six. Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president of South...

    2017: A decisive year for #FeesMustFall

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    In 2017, the #FeesMustFall uprising is likely to face its most decisive moments yet, with mass protests periodically grinding South African universities across the...

    Dear Adam Habib, I’m sorry some tweets hurt your feelings

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    Dear Professor Habib Twitter is an interesting platform. It allows a university, such as yours, to communicate with students in a slightly more casual way...

    A luta continua at the University Currently Known As Rhodes

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    On 6 December, the Council of the University Currently Known As Rhodes (UCKAR) publicly announced that it would not be changing the institution's name,...

    Here’s what students need to know about the law when protesting

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    Last year, the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) commissioned the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) for a legal opinion on the...

    There are some conflicting claims between EFF and Higher Education

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    The EFF Student Command (EFFSC) met with the department of higher education and training (DHET) on Monday, and released a statement which made several...

    All you need to know about NSFAS for 2017

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    Earlier in January, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) opened a second direct application process to students. This call for applications considers numerous...