Newsmaker: How to find viable alternatives for tertiary funding

2017-11-19 05:58

In addition to engaging with students and stakeholders such as Nsfas, the higher education minister says she keeps reminding the president of the pressing need for the impasse to be resolved.

#FeesMustFall: Education minister in the dark on Zuma’s fees decision

2017-11-12 16:17

Higher Education Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize does not know what President Jacob Zuma’s final decision on proposed free higher education will be.

Universities 'anxiously' await Fees Commission report release

2017-11-07 20:48

Universities in South Africa are anxiously awaiting the release of the much-anticipated Fees Commission report after extracts were leaked to the press.

Fix the picture we don't want

2017-10-29 05:55

By joining with young South Africans who are striving for better leadership, we can build on our constitutional promise, writes Thuli Madonsela.

EXCLUSIVE: Fees won't fall

2017-10-29 05:49

Heher report reveals that SA cannot afford no-fee higher education and proposes an overhaul of the funding system.

WATCH: Exam venues disrupted, fire extinguishers discharged during #UCTshutdown

Protesters disrupted exams on Wednesday at the University of Cape Town (UCT), discharging fire extinguishers and hoses as they marched through campus protesting student fees as part of their #UCTshutdown campaign. Watch.

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UCT students will respond 'decisively' to proposed fee increase

2017-10-24 15:22

The student representative council at the University of Cape Town says it will respond "decisively" to a proposed fee increase, and will "be "touring" campus this afternoon.

Universities initiate talks on 2018 fee increases

2017-10-08 05:47

At least three universities have embarked on holding discussions about 2018 tertiary fee increases, while President Jacob Zuma sits on the Heher commission report on the feasibility of free higher education.

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.


Do commissions of inquiry have teeth?

2017-11-19 05:52

The state is not obligated to act on an inquiry’s recommendations, or even to release the findings ofone, write Kelly Kropman and Amanda Shivamba.

#FeesMustFall: Zuma goes for broke

2017-11-12 06:01

Against the fees commission’s advice, the president is hell bent on redirecting state funds to find R40bn for students.

How to fix the fees crisis

2017-11-05 06:00

Over R770bn is needed to provide higher education infrastructure by 2030, says the Heher Commission.

Zuma blamed for varsity protests

2017-10-29 05:49

In the midst of the president’s delay in making public the fees report, students demonstrate and university heads propose an 8% payment increase.

Fees protests: UCT applies for urgent interim interdict

2017-10-26 22:35

The University of Cape Town is turning to the Western Cape High Court for an interdict after the latest wave of Fees Must Fall protests.

SA students still facing a tough time - vice-chancellor

2017-10-24 19:57

South African students are still having a tough time despite an income increase at higher education institutions, Tshwane University of Technology’s vice-chancellor has said.

UFS students arrested over latest unrest

2017-10-21 13:45

Forty-six University of the Free State students have been arrested since Thursday evening, following the latest protest action over fees.

Fees activist Mcebo Dlamini sits for exams with a looming court case

2017-10-05 11:02

Student activist Mcebo Dlamini has said it is 'sad' that he will be going into exams with his legal matter still hanging over his head, following a brief court appearance.

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.

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