AS IT HAPPENED: #FeesMustFall - Wits students march to Adam Habib's home, vent anger at policy

2016-09-26 15:00

Wits students have march toward Adam Habib's home as the protest against university fees escalates.

Former Wits SRC president hits back at Mantashe

2016-09-23 14:57

Former Wits University SRC president Mcebo Dlamini has criticised ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, saying he had insulted students by saying he would close universities to teach them a lesson.

Cosatu can't sit on fence over free education – students

2016-09-23 11:35

Students at the University of the Witwatersrand are determined to march to Cosatu House to demand support from the labour federation for their calls for free quality education.

Substation, storerooms burn at University of Zululand

2016-09-22 12:15

Multiple fires, including one at a substation at the University of Zululand, are suspected to have been started intentionally, says the university.

Suspect nabbed with petrol bomb at Langa protest

2016-09-20 17:51

One suspect has been arrested with a petrol bomb and 33 others are being held for public violence at a housing protest in Langa, Western Cape police say.

10 students arrested at Wits for blocking entrance

2016-09-20 08:57

Police have arrested ten students protesting over tuition fee adjustments at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Why the Oromo protests mark a change in Ethiopia’s political landscape

2016-09-19 09:09

Country-wide demonstrations by the Oromo in Ethiopia have flared up again. Ethiopia’s authorities reacted with heavy force, resulting in the death of 100 civilians.

UCT shutdown will last until university agrees to #Shackville TRC student leader

2016-09-16 18:13

Until the university pronounces and institutes a Shackville truth and reconciliation commission within this year, academic operations at UCT will not resume, a student activist has vowed.

Criminals undermining real student grievances - Radebe

2016-09-15 19:06

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has called on students to stop being misled by “criminal elements”.

Ambulances are safer in war-torn countries – Cape EMS protesters

2016-09-14 14:01

Around 300 provincial Western Cape medical services workers, police officers, private paramedics, nurses and residents have marched in Philippi to protest attacks on EMS workers.


NMMU shutdown enters day 4 amid claims of rogue elements in protests

2016-09-23 15:38

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has once again been forced to close its doors despite announcing that normal academic activities were due to resume.

University of Capitulation: SA paying the price as thugs trample ordinary rights

2016-09-23 12:33

The rights of ordinary students and staff are being trampled by marauding thugs and if common ground is not found soon, all of SA will pay the price, says an academic.

AS IT HAPPENED: #FeesMustFall - Unrest in KZN, while UCT students protest outside Parliament

2016-09-22 13:30

Days of protests and unrest have followed the announcement that universities may hike their fees. The tense situation at UKZN has boiled over, while in Cape Town staff and students of UCT have gathered outside Parliament to protest.

Petrol bomb suspect, 37 Langa protesters appear in court

2016-09-21 13:47

A man arrested with a petrol bomb and 37 people who protested over housing in Langa have appeared in court, the NPA have confirmed.

Stellenbosch University monitoring protests

2016-09-20 12:28

The entrance to Stellenbosch University's Tygerberg School of Medicine in Bellville has been blocked by students protesting over fees, the university says.

UCT suspended classes in anticipation of fees announcement - Price

2016-09-19 10:57

The University of Cape Town has decided to shut down operations in anticipation of the reaction to the announcement on fees, vice chancellor Max Price says.

Protesting Stellies student has seizure after altercation with security

2016-09-16 19:06

A Stellenbosch University student who took part in a protest inside the university's library has been taken to hospital after she collapsed and had a seizure following an altercation with security guards.

UCT closes its libraries as protests continue

2016-09-16 11:35

The University of Cape Town has closed its libraries but says it will remain open despite ongoing protests by hundreds of students.

Pupil shot in mouth in PE protest

2016-09-14 14:01

The mother of a pupil who was shot in the mouth with a rubber bullet, allegedly by police during a service delivery protest, wants answers about what happened.

Occupy Luthuli House my only option – ANC member

2016-09-13 17:58

One ANC member said he had no option but to take part in the occupy Luthuli House protest due to the decline in support under President Jacob Zuma’s leadership.

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