Nzimande demands answers on R14m payout debacle

2017-08-31 20:31

Serious action should be taken against all those responsible for the"wholly unacceptable" payment of R14.1m into the account of a Walter Sisulu University student, Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande says.

Zuma studying report into feasibility of fee-free higher education

2017-08-31 09:04

President Jacob Zuma is studying the final report of the commission investigating the feasibility of fee-free higher education and training in South Africa, the Presidency has announced.

WSU student accidentally receives R14m NSFAS deposit, spends thousands

2017-08-30 10:03

A Walter Sisulu University student who accidentally received a whopping R14m pay-out from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme has already spent about half a million of it, the university has confirmed.

Government must free 'political prisoners' - Mcebo Dlamini

2017-08-15 15:39

If government is serious about free education, it should free “political prisoners”, Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has said following a brief court appearance on charges including public violence, assault, and theft.

ANC wants free tertiary education for poor students in 2018

2017-07-31 17:20

The ANC wants government to provide free tertiary education to poor students in the 2018 academic year, the party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Fees Must Fall activist opens case against Durban policeman

2017-06-28 17:41

After about two hours of going back and forth, Umbilo police finally succumbed to Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile’s persistence to open a case against another policeman.

NSFAS is funding more students in 2017

2017-05-03 20:20

About 60 000 students will receive funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme this year compared to 2016, Parliament has heard.

Choose a student loan over personal loan

2017-04-23 13:43

I recently met a woman who had taken on a R50 000 personal loan from a bank to pay for her daughter’s university fees. When I asked her why she had not opted for a student loan instead, she said she felt that she was responsible for her daughter’s education.

Cum Laude pass is a form of protest - Bonginkosi 'Education' Khanyile

2017-04-19 13:04

Bonginkosi Khanyile, the longest imprisoned Fees Must Fall student in the country says that achieving Cum Laude despite his incarceration was yet another form of protest.

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?


WSU student to start career with R818k 'loan' debt

2017-08-31 11:50

Walter Sisulu University student Sibongile Mani will start her career by paying back a student "loan" of R818 000.

Student faces legal action over R14m NSFAS payment 'error'

2017-08-30 14:14

The Walter Sisulu University student who received a R14.1m NSFAS payment bonanza faces legal action, the company which facilitates student payments has said.

Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini's lawyer admitted to hospital

2017-08-29 09:55

The lawyer for student activist Mcebo Dlamini has been admitted to hospital, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has heard, resulting in his case being postponed to September 7.

#News24 ICYMI: Faith Muthambi to answer to Khoza, rand under pressure and SA's 'biggest ever' firearms investigation

2017-07-31 18:51

Some of the news you may have missed today include Trevor Noah’s childhood dreams becoming a reality, the ANC calls for free tertiary education for poor students and the rand weakens following a release by a ratings agency.

Preparing SA for free, quality decolonial education

2017-07-26 12:47

The call for free, quality decolonial education over the last two years has laid bare systemic failures in the national higher education system, writes Professor Loretta Feris.

Universities inconsistent during Fees Must Fall protests - SAPS

2017-06-20 19:24

Deputy police commissioner Lieutenant-General Fannie Masemola says inconsistent university executives were one of the greatest challenges they faced when policing the Fees Must Fall protests.

Student protests have been challenging for department - Nzimande

2017-05-03 16:36

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said the wave of student protests experienced around the country over the last two years has challenged the department in executing its five-year plan.

Wits protesters demand removal of res company manager

2017-04-20 14:05

Student protesters have handed over a memorandum to the University of the Witwatersrand, in which they demand the removal of the Respublica facilities manager.

‘Shackville five’ win appeal of costs order

2017-04-12 15:56

Five people involved in the University of Cape Town’s "Shackville" protest have successfully appealed a costs order against them.

Campus closed as students demand meal grant

2017-03-27 17:15

Protesting students at the University of Venda say they have been living like "beggars" because their meal grants have not been paid.

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