Student Protests

How the university funding crisis played out this week

NSFAS remains in crisis as various student groups met with university management to find a way forward.  https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/fmf-2021-historic-debt-the-missing-middle-and-free-education-explained/

FMF 2021: Historic debt, the missing middle and free education explained

The Daily Vox has put together 10 questions we want to answer to better understand Fees Must Fall 2021 – not just...

Fees Must Fall 2021: here are 10 key questions

A shutdown is underway at various universities across South Africa as students ramp up protests that began at several campuses last week....

National Shutdown: here’s what is happening

SAUS has declared a national shutdown from March 15 until all their demands are met. Following protests last week...

ICYMI: Here’s what happened this week at SA universities

This week saw the return of protests and conversations around #FeesMustFall, NSFAS, various other student issues and police brutality. 

What Wits University students want

Amidst the protests and police force used against protestors, the actual demands from Wits University students have been lost. Wits University Student...

Student protests 2021: What is happening at UFS?

Students at the University of Free State (UFS) have been protesting since the first week of March against a number of issues...

Blade Nzimande: Funding to be re-prioritised for higher education

Cabinet has agreed that funding should be re-prioritised for the Department of Higher Education and Training to ensure that all National Student...

Petition: In Solidarity with Students #Asinamali #EndAusterity #FreeEducation

In solidarity with students across the country, we, the undersigned, condemn the brutal murder of a 36-year old bystander who was shot...

Mthokozisi Ntumba who was killed by police at Wits protest was...

Mthokozisi Ntumba was killed by police during a protest outside Wits University this week. Following his death, the police minister Bheki Cele...

The List: What’s happening at other SA universities

This is how students and institutions are dealing with the issues related to funding and registration.  Protests at the...

NEWSFLASH: One person killed as police use force to disperse Wits...

One person was shot and killed amidst ongoing student protest action outside the Braamfontein campus of the University of Witwatersrand. 

First-year students in limbo as NSFAS faces funding shortfall

First-year students in need of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) will have to wait to find out if they will receive...

NSFAS: Funding is not being phased out for teaching and nursing...

There has been much alarm around the news that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) might be defunding teaching and nursing...

#LGBQTILife: Navigating life in student leadership and the church as a...

We spoke to Lance-Selae August, a 27 year old student leader at UCT. They are an Honours student in Theatre and Performance,...

TL;DR: A roundup of SRC elections from across the country

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, politics must go on. Around the country, universities adapted the elections for the 2020/2021 student...

PYA sweeps Wits SRC elections, amid controversy over its list of...

The Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) have retained the Wits University student representative council (SRC) majority. On October 7, Jerome September, dean of...

SRC elections in the time of COVID-19

Many students at South African universities and colleges were forced to adjust to online learning due to COVID-19 conditions. Now another university...

New Survey Shows South African Students Are Not Coping With E-learning

Youth Capital, a youth-led campaign with an Action Plan that combines data with young people’s lived stories to shift gears on youth...

Here’s What You Need To Know About NSFAS 2021

The 2021 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) cycle opened on August 3, 2020. Students have until November 30, 2020 to apply....
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