Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Student Protests

Blade Nzimande finally announces 2022 NSFAS applications dates

Higher education minister, Dr Blade Nzimande announced the opening of the 2022 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications. During an October...

South Point workers to strike until demands are met

Since September 1, South Point staff have been on strike. Workers are demanding that the student accommodation company meet their demands before...

University students’ thoughts on proposed mandatory vaccinations

As vaccinations opens up to more age groups, the topic of mandatory vaccinations has led to fierce debates. One of the spaces...

Wits Dental school students hold protest to demand response from university

Students from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits)’s dental school held a protest on campus on September 1. The students were protesting against...

Wits Dental School students want safer training facilities

University of Witwatersrand (Wits) dental school students say they are in danger of being shut down. This is if they are evicted...

What you need to know about NSFAS 2022

The cycle for the 2022 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications are due to open in the next month or so....

The eSwatini protests, explained

The people of eSwatini have been protesting against the king and the country's monarchical system. People from across the country have joined...

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...
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