Students await Zuma’s verdict on tertiary fees

2017-09-17 05:57

President Jacob Zuma’s delay in releasing the Heher commission report on the feasibility of free higher education has left tertiary students worried that institutions could increase fees next year.

Book Review: Jansen’s mind is made up

2017-07-16 06:35

Although he offers a glimpse of hope in the last pages, Jonathan Jansen has clearly given up on government and for him, civil society involvement is the only answer to return sanity to universities, writes Msindisi Fengu.

Traditional universities are on the way out: online is the future for Africa

2017-04-07 10:27

Given all the turmoil universities have gone through recently with the #FeesMustFall movement, is this a possible solution to the problem?

The time for talking with Blade is over - EFF students

2017-03-20 22:23

Members of the EFF’s student command say they will not talk to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande until he explains when free higher education will be implemented.

Disappointment after chaotic education convention cancelled

2017-03-18 20:22

Extreme disappointment was expressed by all parties involved in the Higher Education National Convention after the event was cancelled when chaos erupted and organisers decided it was unsafe to go ahead with the scheduled programme.

Wits worker praises fallists for a secure job

2017-03-12 06:01

Deliwe Mzobe is one of 1 500 workers set to benefit from a decision taken by University of the Witwatersrand to do away with private suppliers following a relentless campaign, initiated in 2015, by #FeesMustFall and #OutsourcingMustFall protesters.

Searching for justice in the fire

2017-03-05 06:10

When Monde Nonape registered for a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the plan was to focus on the mental health and the psyche of black people in the townships, writes Shandu Ramugadi.

Funding free higher education must be sustainable balancing act - Gordhan

2017-03-04 06:56

When considering how to fund free higher education in future, government must approach the matter in a manageable, balanced way that will not hurt the state’s purse, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

EFF protests outside ConCourt to support Khanyile

2017-03-01 15:47

Hundreds of EFF supporters gathered outside the Constitutional Court on Wednesday morning in support of Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile, who has eventually been granted bail.

Release Fees activist Khanyile on bail, ConCourt told

2017-03-01 13:58

The Constitutional Court must decide on granting awaiting trial Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile bail, his lawyers have said.


The kids could still be alright

2017-09-03 00:02

Are young South Africans ready for the opportunities and challenges presented by the crisis of post-nationalist politics, asks Sean Jacobs.

Book Extract: A waste of potential

2017-07-16 06:35

In this extract from his new book As by Fire, Jonathan Jansen examines the limitations of the university enrolment system.

The civil war is ‘inevitable’

2017-03-26 06:34

It was the fight between black students and black police members that led black parents and former student leaders in the 1980s to come on board to help find a “lasting solution” to what seemed to be a civil war., writes Chumani Maxwele.

Transformation: The time is now

2017-03-19 06:07

Universities, as centres of knowledge, ought to lead transformation, writes Mandla Makhanya.

News24 wins big at #Bookmarks2017

2017-03-16 22:47

News24 has won several awards at the annual Bookmark awards, including one for best online publisher in South Africa.

The soul of a doting mother

2017-03-12 06:01

I was first introduced to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini through her spokesperson, Lumka Oliphant, in Bloemfontein early last year.

UCT defends stance on artistic freedom after Goldblatt pulls out

2017-03-04 15:32

UCT has defended its protection of freedom of artistic expression, after the David Goldblatt Collection chose to move its collection to Yale University in the US.

Fees Must Fall activist's release a victory for EFF - Malema

2017-03-01 18:19

Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile’s release from jail is a victory for the EFF, party leader Julius Malema says.

Fees activist Bonginkosi Khanyile granted bail

2017-03-01 14:30

Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile, who was jailed for almost six months, has been granted R250 bail in the Constitutional Court.

‘Fallists’ false sense of unity works against us’

2017-02-26 06:29

Student activist Lukhanyo Vangqa reflects on his time in the no-fee student campaign and warns of possible pitfalls, writes Shandu Ramugadi.

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