Student Protests

Smuts Hall at the University of Cape Town rebrands six years...

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has approved the renaming of the Jan Smuts residence hall with immediate effect. 

Confusion continues around NSFAS funding for PGCE students

Students from the University of Western Cape (UWC) say they are having issues with the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). They have...

NSFAS says the N+2 rule is meant to speed students through...

Students have launched a legal challenge against the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) - in particular the N+2 rule. They say...

Lack-cess to education – the cycle of abuse against South African...

Seven postgraduate students from Wits University’s Critical Diversity Studies department write about the perennial funding crisis in higher education in South Africa....

In their own words: NSFAS N+2 students speak out

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) N+2 rule states that students need to finish their degree in a certain number of...

The list: Important dates for South African universities in 2021

Student protests, increasing Covid infections and administrative issues have affected registration and the start of the 2021 academic year for many universities....

University protests lull – but funding issues persist

There seems to be a lull in student protest action across South Africa - but the issues that sparked this year’s protests...

POEM: Let Us Not Forget

When we confront the creeping, crippling feeling- our momentum we may be losing,despite...

Student protests: different year, different students – same old issues that...

There is no easy answer to the question. Books can be filled, hours can be spent debating it - and there still...

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...
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