Fees Must Fall

There’s a F***-up at Wits and management is having none of...

A Wits student, Zama Mthunzi, is due to appear before the South African Human Rights Commission this week for wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with...

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

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...

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...

Six protest songs that are anthems for revolution in SA

The student protests that swept the country this year were punctuated by the singing of struggle songs often older than the students themselves. With...

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...

The Fees Commission Report brings us no closer to justice for...

Almost four months after the Heher Commission completed its work and gave President Zuma its report, the fundamental issues raised by the #FeesMustFall movement...

Ripples from San Juan: Fighting against austerity and modern-day colonialism

As word of an indefinite strike at the University of Puerto Rico over austerity plans breaks international media headlines, one cannot help but read...

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

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

#FreshersAdvice: Your Complete Guide To South African Universities, Part 2

It's a new academic year and thousands of undergrads will be registering for their first year at university. It's a whole other...

On Graduate Unemployment: “We Were Promised That Education Would Free Us...

Thousands of recent graduates in South Africa are stuck in the rut of unemployment despite the thousands they pumped into their educations. They are...

Open letter to Pravin Gordhan urges him to take responsibility in...

In an open letter to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, head of department of anthropology at Wits, Dr Kelly Gillespie, expressed her disappointment that Gordhan...

UCT mass meeting: workers’ strike, interdict and possibility of shutdown

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has interdicted a South African Liberated Public Sector Workers Union (Salipswu) strike that was planned for Thursday morning....

567 people have been arrested so far in #FeesMustFall protests

The South African Police Service (SAPS) have confirmed that there have been nearly 600 #FeesMustFall-related arrests over the past eight months. #Fees2017 Lt General Phahlane...

Government Must Force Universities To Transform

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...

Wits SRC: “Higher Education CACH system is giving students false hope”

Monday was the first day of registration at the University of Witwatersrand, and it proceeded smoothly despite concerns that disruptions, intense crowds or stampedes...

#FeesMustFall Enters Parliament

The top three political parties competing in the 2019 national elections have all released parliamentary lists, and all three have made important nods to...

Ntokozo Qwabe on disrupting whiteness and black people’s attachment to whiteness

NTOKOZO QWABE, who rose to global fame through leading the Oxford campus Rhodes Must Fall campaign does not hold back in firing bullets at...

NSFAS fails to address the heart of the matter at briefing

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) press briefing on the status of 2017 applications for financial aid for universities and TVET colleges was...

Big business urged to step up and fill the gap between...

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has demanded (among other things) that the private sector be held accountable for the education of South...

Blade Nzimande: What His Return Means For Higher Education

The last time he was the higher education (DHET) minister he said “students must fall” and dismissed the student movement. Now Dr....
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