Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Instead of accepting gifts, a couple asked their wedding guests to donate money settle students' fee debts at their alma mater, Rhodes University.
The institution has come under the spotlight after one of its students, 23-year-old Khensani Maseko, committed suicide after she was allegedly raped by her then boyfriend.
The tragic death of Rhodes student Khensani Maseko has devastated the nation during National Women's Month. The suicide of the 23-year-old has sparked outrage and heartache over sexual violence affecting women in South Africa. Watch.
Rhodes University students are expected to march to the Settlers Monument following the tragic death of student 23-year-old Khensani Maseko.
Lester was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost tax experts in South Africa.
The two students expelled for life from Rhodes University are planning on appealing the university's decision in the high court in Grahamstown.
The Rhodes University Council has decided it is not a "prudent" time to rename the university.
Fires at two exam venues and the tennis club at Rhodes University have been extinguished following an afternoon of violence at the Grahamstown institution.
Rhodes University has vowed to continue with its academic programme, despite overnight clashes in which buildings were damaged, cars overturned, and people arrested.
Calm has been restored at Rhodes University following an earlier outbreak of violence, police say.
Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students have come out tops in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system, putting them in line to win a R14.3m startup injection for their business idea.
Following the death of 23-year-old Khensani Maseko, Parliament has invited Rhodes University student leaders to attend the Portfolio Committee on Police hearings on gender-based violence and the Domestic Violence Act.
Society failed Khensani Maseko by raising young men who do not know how to love, respect and treat women, Rhodes University Vice Chancellor Sizwe Mabizela has said.
Rhodes University has issued a notice to suspend 23-year-old Khensani Maseko's alleged rapist, it said in a statement.
Rhodes University insists the two students who were expelled for life from the university were penalised for "committing criminal acts" during a protest in 2016 and not for their participation in the protest.
The expulsion of two student activists from Rhodes University for life, over 'conduct beyond lawful boundaries' while protesting against rape culture, has sparked an outcry on social media.
Thousands of matriculants may still have a chance to walk in and enrol at some universities, but most of them are already full.
Rubber bullets and teargas have reportedly been fired at Rhodes University after protests in Grahamstown.
Rhodes University has condemned the dumping of medical waste during student protests against tertiary education fees.
Police in Grahamstown have arrested 11 Rhodes University students on various charges after they allegedly violated a court interdict which barred them from taking part in protests on campus.
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