Student Protests

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),...

SONA Debate: What The #FeesMustFall MPs Said

Former Fees Must Fall activists Nompendulo Mkhatshwa and Naledi Chirwa, now respectively African National Congress (ANC) and EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...

NSFAS Issues Persist As Students March In Western Cape

The Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) marched on Wednesday on issues relating to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAs). They...

DUT Suspends 6 More Students For Attacking Staff

Six more students are facing suspension for alleged verbal and physical attacks against staff members. This comes a week after the student...

NSFAS Delays At DUT: “The Price For Education Is Too High”

AS TOLD TO At the Durban University of Technology, delayed payments from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)...

UFS Medical Students Afraid To Work At Pelonomi Hospital

University of the Free State (UFS) medical students are concerned about their safety following several incidents of violence at the Pelonomi Tertiary...

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....

Blade Nzimande At Higher Education: It’s Back To “Square One” For...

NEWS ANALYSIS During the period when Fees Must Fall gripped the South African campuses, then-higher education minister Blade...
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