Sasco voices anger at UFS racism report

2014-02-25 14:44

The SA Students' Congress has expressed anger about an alleged racist attack on a black student at the University of Free State.

Student body calls for mass strike

2014-01-26 15:06

The South African Students Congresshas called for mass student protests to express dissatisfaction over the National Students Financial Aid Scheme.

Zille: Sasco tried to disrupt lecture

2013-10-04 07:10

DA leader Helen Zille has accused Sasco students of trying to disrupt a lecture at the University of Fort Hare, in the Eastern Cape, where she was to speak.

Defiant Malema goes ahead with Unisa talk

2013-09-26 15:24

EFF leader Julius Malema has ignored a Unisa management decision to cancel his talk at the campus on land distribution, and addressed students outside the hall instead.

DA Youth opens case against Sasco

2013-08-22 13:13

The DA Youth has opened two cases at the Mankweng police station in Limpopo alleging assault by members of the SA Students Congress.

Sasco calls for free quality education

2013-04-22 08:50

The SA Students' Congress has reiterated its call for the implementation of the ANC resolution on the provision of free quality higher education for the poor until undergraduate level.

Matrics warned against bogus colleges

2013-01-08 20:26

Matriculants must be aware of bogus colleges when applying for courses, the SA Students' Congress has warned.

Why only blacks killed at Marikana - ANCYL

2012-09-08 22:01

South Africa should question why only blacks were killed in the Marikana shoot-out, acting ANC Youth League president Ronald Lamola says.

Nzimande: Free education for the poor

2012-06-28 19:20

Free education for the poor should become a reality sooner rather than later, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

DA not allowed to march near Cosatu HQ

2012-05-14 19:37

The DA will not be allowed to march near Cosatu's headquarters in Johannesburg, the city's metro police say.

Cosatu's nationwide strike gets under way

2012-03-07 07:24

Cosatu says it expects at least 100 000 people to take part in 32 marches across the country to protest against e-tolling and labour brokers.

DUT students protest over SRC leadership

2012-02-07 15:34

Police have dispersed hundreds of people protesting against the student leadership at the Durban University of Technology.

Malema gets chilly reception at university

2011-10-19 08:43

Julius Malema has called for unity between the ANCYL and the SA Students' Congress but the student body doesn’t seem to agree.

ANC tight-lipped about Malema hearing

2011-08-31 16:33

The ANC remains tight-lipped about the disciplinary hearing involving youth league leader Julius Malema and his five co-accused.

UFS did not ban politics: Jansen

2011-08-30 21:31

Perceptions that the University of the Free State had banned political activity on its Bloemfontein campus is not true, says the rector.

Protesters 'burst in' to UFS campus

2011-08-17 15:01

An illegal protest has been staged in front of the main building at the University of the Free State’s Bloemfontein campus.

1000s of students protest in Pretoria

2011-03-18 15:58

Thousands of students have gathered outside the Pretoria City Hall to demand that tertiary education be free of charge and that university mergers be reversed.

AfriForum won't drop hate speech case

2010-11-12 18:14

AfriForum Youth will proceed with its hate speech case even after Sasco distanced itself from a provocative election poster pasted at CPUT.

Hate complaint lodged against Sasco

2010-11-10 19:14

AfriForum Youth has lodged a charge of hate speech against the SA Students Congress, for putting up contentious posters for a student council election at a university.

DA student wing can't contest election

2010-10-21 08:11

The DA youth wing has been barred from contesting in student elections at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, because it missed the deadline to reapply for recognition.

Sasco calls for Jansen's resignation

2010-08-11 20:01

The SA Students Congress has called for the immediate resignation of vice chancellor of the University of the Free State, Jonathan Jansen.

Nzimande disappoints Sasco

2010-07-19 15:12

The SA Students Congress has expressed disappointment at Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande for staying at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town at the taxpayers' expense.

Call to boycott Cup concert

2010-06-01 14:14

Several organisations have appealed for people to boycott the World Cup concert, saying SA musicians are being sidelined.

Sasco happy with Malema verdict

2010-03-16 15:22

Sasco says it is delighted by the conviction of ANCYL president Julius Malema for hate speech.

Students protest peacefully

2010-03-05 12:10

Students at the University of Limpopo are protesting peacefully, after demonstrations at several universities across the country.


UJ students suspended over protests

2014-01-28 14:46

Twenty students have been suspended following protests at the University of Johannesburg over a shortage of funds from the National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS).

Low voter registration among youth

2013-10-20 21:01

A low percentage of people between the ages of 18 and 35 have registered for the forthcoming general elections, the Progressive Youth Alliance says.

Unisa should apologise - EFF

2013-09-27 19:02

EFF says the University of SA should apologise for withdrawing permission for a party seminar on land reform at its Pretoria main campus.

Insults hurled ahead of Malema speech

2013-09-26 12:20

EFF supporters and members of Sasco have hurled insults at each other ahead of an address by EFF leader Julius Malema at Unisa in Pretoria.

Students unite for free education

2013-07-24 18:37

Students all over the country have joined Sasco in a march calling for free education.

Complaint over 'dead farmer' comment

2013-02-07 11:17

AfriForum's North West University youth branch has laid a hate speech complaint over an alleged comment by the campus Sasco chairperson that "a good farmer is a dead farmer".

Sasco: They must die like cockroaches

2012-11-05 13:19

The DA Youth has laid a complaint against Sasco, after the student organisation tweeted about Helen Zille's visit to Nkandla "they must die like cockroaches"!

Malema group just a faction - Sasco

2012-07-25 17:14

A group calling itself Friends of the Youth League is nothing more than a factional group, the SA Students Congress says.

Zuma Spear 'an attack on African culture'

2012-05-21 07:29

The painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed is an attack on the morals of African culture, the SA Students' Congress says.

Wits students boycott meals

2012-05-08 17:22

Students at the University of Witwatersrand have refused to eat at its canteens in solidarity with dismissed catering company workers, the SA Student Congress says.

Ministers 'jumped gun' on nationalisation

2012-02-08 18:15

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel and Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu "jumped the gun" by commenting on the nationalisation of mines, the SA Students' Congress says.

March will test Malema support - analysts

2011-10-26 22:30

The ANC Youth League's mass action could test the support base of its leader Julius Malema, analysts say.

Education can transform society: Vavi

2011-09-10 20:13

Education was the basis for the transformation of society, Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi said on Saturday.

Sasco condemns youth riots

2011-08-31 14:08

The SA Students’ Congress and the Eastern Cape ANC have condemned the violent behaviour by ANC Youth League supporters in Johannesburg while their leaders were facing disciplinary charges.

Face-off at Free State University

2011-08-17 22:53

Police have had to intervene between students and protesters - believed to be mostly ANCYL members - bussed in to the University of the Free State.

Sasco not gunning for Nzimande

2011-03-28 18:03

The SA Students' Congress has distanced itself from a reported campaign to oust Blade Nzimande as general secretary of the SA Communist Party.

Sasco disgusted by universities

2011-01-13 16:57

The SA Students' Congress has expressed disgust at the turning away of students by universities.

'Racist' poster not from Sasco

2010-11-11 20:07

The contentious student council elections posters at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology were not written or put up by the SA Students Congress, says the organisation.

Free universities from 2011 - Sasco

2010-10-27 20:14

All matrics should have free university education from 2011, says the South African Students Congress.

Allow teachers into class, pleads union

2010-08-24 17:01

The SA Students Congress in Mpumalanga has made an urgent appeal to teachers' unions to allow members, who want to work during the national strike, into schools.

Racial tension at intervarsity

2010-08-08 08:55

Racial tension has been running high at the University of the Free State where a strong police presence was maintained during intervarsity.

Cup a waste of money: Sasco

2010-07-14 21:36

South Africa's hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been a waste of money, the SA Students Congress has said.

Sasco: Freedom Day for the rich

2010-04-26 19:04

Freedom Day marks the day economic freedom was surrendered in exchange for political freedom, the SA Students Congress has said.

Education minister furious over report

2010-03-07 19:05

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has strongly condemned a newspaper's publishing of a confidential government report.

Sasco fails to close down varsities

2010-03-04 15:47

A Sasco vow to shut down nine universities has not materialised, with little disruption to classes despite attempts at the University of Johannesburg to block students from entering the campus.

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