Student Protests

#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...

The Fees Must Fall Story As A Musical

Following the 2015-2017 Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement, there have been many popular culture interpretations. From books to movies and documentaries everyone...

The Origins Of The South African Students Organisation

BOOK EXTRACT During 2015 and 2016 student protests swept across South Africa campuses. In her new book...

KZN Campuses Quiet Since Historic Debt ‘’Write Off’ Announcement

In spite of promising to continue protesting, for the past two weeks it's been quiet on campuses. Student leadership in universities in...

Solomon Mahlangu’s Legacy Lives On

Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu is etched into the history of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement. On April 6, 1979, the apartheid government hanged him....
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