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.

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.

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.

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.

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