EXTRACT: Rebels and Rage – Reflections on #FeesMustFall

2019-03-03 06:00

The symbolism of burning books at a university was lost on these protesters for free education, as it was on some of their defenders.

On decolonisation: We are black first before we become students

2019-01-24 06:01

Any attempt to fight for decolonisation of universities without locating it within the broader society will be meaningless and unsustainable, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

WATCH: 'I am not intimidated and I'm not deterred' – Mcebo Dlamini, after trial postponement

Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini's trial date has been set. He briefly appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday before his trial was postponed to April 2019. Watch.

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Charges dropped against UWC #FeesMustFall activist

2018-09-27 19:58

Charges against a University of the Western Cape #FeesMustFall have been withdrawn in the Bellville Magistrate's Court.

Protesters demand amnesty for FeesMustFall accused

2018-08-22 19:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa cannot intervene in prosecutorial processes anybody arrested during #FeesMustFall protests, Justice Minister Michael Masutha told protesters outside Parliament on Wednesday.

The revolution eats its children: Why FMF activists must be granted amnesty

2018-08-15 08:34

This fight for free education was not without casualties. Bonginkosi Khanyile was recently convicted on charges of public violence‚ failing to comply with a police instruction and possession of a dangerous weapon, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

WATCH: 'Max Price exploits us!' – Chumani Maxwele hauled off UCT graduation stage

A graduation ceremony at the University of Cape Town has been briefly halted after student activist Chumani Maxwele caused a stir. Watch.

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Naked body protest is here to stay

2018-01-28 06:01

When I first saw three women go topless on national television in 2015, I thought to myself, “What is this? What is happening?” I was intrigued and fascinated by what I was witnessing in broad daylight in my living room, writes Mpho Mathebula.

The hidden cost of free higher education

2018-01-11 11:10

Even if President Jacob Zuma’s promise of free higher education is realised, the outcome for most students from disadvantaged backgrounds is likely to be negative.

#FeesMustFall Zuma kills the fiscus

2017-12-17 06:00

Treasury has slammed the president’s ‘unilateral’ decision to offer free higher education to poor students, saying the only way to fund this will be through tax increases.


Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile sentenced to 3 years house arrest

2019-01-28 13:33

Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has been sentenced to three years house arrest and must undergo life skills courses.

Shaun Abrahams interfered in #FeesMustFall activist's case - lawyer

2018-10-20 06:52

A lawyer representing former University of the Witwatersrand student leader and Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini claims that the case against his client is politically motivated.


2018-10-16 09:06

Convicted Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile will be sentenced by the Durban Regional Court on Tuesday.

Fees protest charges fall against yet another student

2018-09-26 19:59

Charges have fallen against yet another #FeesMustFall student – this time against Sapho "Propaganda" Mahilihili, who studied at Cape Peninsula University of Technology during the first wave of the protests in 2015.

WATCH: Convicted Fees Must Fall activist says he won't leave Union Buildings until presidential meeting

Bonginkosi Khanyile is prepared to sleep outside the Union Buildings until President Cyril Ramaphosa pardons all convicted Fees Must Fall students.

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40-minute video to be used as evidence in EFF student activist's trial

2018-07-17 18:04

A 40-minute video that purportedly captured violence during the Fees Must Fall protest in 2016, is expected to be used as evidence against Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command activist Bonginkosi Khanyile.

#FeesMustFall activists still on trial

2018-02-18 06:01

Khanya Cekeshe, a FootPrint Media Academy student who is serving a five-year jail term in Leeuwkop prison for burning a police van in Braamfontein at the height of the #FeesMustFall protests in 2016, was denied leave to appeal his sentence.

Let’s not waste free education

2018-01-14 06:06

You can’t begin to repair the education system from tertiary level. Systematic reconstruction has to begin in Grade 1. Attempting a surgical strike anywhere along the line is a waste of already limited resources, writes Sarah Setlaelo.

Lotto has the lolly we need

2018-01-07 06:12

Tapping the resources of the national lottery to supplement free education is a solution to our funding woes, writes Thami Mtshali.

Fees must fall, but who will pick up the bill? Here are our options

2017-11-23 14:30

The storm clouds above South Africa’s universities could be dissipated with careful fiscal planning.

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