Student Protests

Protests At Fort Hare, TUT And Wits

Protests continue at campuses around South Africa. At Wits University students raised the issue of Wits students having no accommodation as the...

Financial Exclusion And Accommodation Dominate Protests At UKZN

Students at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) have been protesting over issues related to financial exclusions and accommodation. Several buildings including...

A Response To Comrade Siya Nyulu’s On The EFF Student Command

COMMENT The proposal to dissolve the EFF student command is plausible and worth debating. In...

The EFFSC Is Going Nowhere

COMMENT I am not going to argue the case for the Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC)...

Public Statement Concerning #FeesMustFall Student Activist, Kanya Cekeshe

Public statement by former student leaders and members of the clergy and civil society concerning #FeesMustFall student activist, Kanya Cekeshe ...

Kanya Cekeshe’s Bid For Freedom Will Be Taken To The High...

The fight for Kanya Cekeshe's release is not over. On October 14, the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court denied bail and leave to appeal...

Magistrate Denies Kanya Cekeshe Bail, Leave To Appeal Conviction

“Why is the state hell-bent on keeping Cekeshe in jail,” asked Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi. It was a packed court at the Johannesburg...

NSFAS Backs Cash For Books, In Spite Of Concerns

In January 2019, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) introduced a cash system for allowances. Along with the payment of tuition,...

Everything You Need To Know About NSFAS 2020

The 2020 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) cycle opened on September 1, 2019. This means students have three months to apply...

Open Letter Calls On UCT To Follow Through With Israeli Academic...

South African Jewish people are speaking up about their support for an academic boycott of Israeli universities. They say these universities are...

In Pictures: Wits Protests Gender-Based Violence

Hundreds of Wits University students gathered at the Great Hall piazza to protest against gender-based violence and femicide. The protest is in...

#WitsAmINext: Wits Community Demands Safety For Female Students

Clad in black and purple, students and staff at Wits University joined the country in speaking up about gender-based violence (GBV) and...

Blade Nzimande On NSFAS 2020 Readiness

The minister of higher education, science and technology Blade Nzimande held a press briefing on the opening of financial aid applications for...

Justice Department Says “No” On Pardons For Fees Must Fall Activists

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola addressed the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in parliament. He said he had been informed...

New Protests For Accommodation At UNISA And Security At NMU

Students from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Nelson Mandela University (NMU) are protesting. At Unisa, students protested this past week...

A Year After The #TUTshooting, Students Have Safety Fears Still

One year after Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) student Katlego Monareng was killed in the midst of Student Representative Council (SRC) elections...

SRC At DUT Alleges Corruption Over Suspensions

“Everything that is currently happening is politics at play because more of our students have been suspended and management is delaying the...

Financial Exclusion Protests Continue At UKZN And DUT

Students in Durban institutions of higher learning are becoming more irate and vow to bring campuses to standstill if their concerns are...

DUT EFFSC Blames Management For Fresh Disruptions

As the 'Sizofunda Ngenkani' campaign by the Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command is on at the Durban University of Technology, academic activities...

DUT: EFFSC-Led SRC Shows Unity As Protests Continue

NEWS ANALYSIS The Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) is holding firm at the Durban University of Technology (DUT),...
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