SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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The University of KwaZulu-Natal has removed 2 000 "professional students" - those who have taken more than eight years to complete three-year degrees.
A month after universities and colleges started the 2020 academic year, protests at various institutions across the country have led to the suspension of numerous classes, while some institutions have resumed teaching, GroundUp reports.
A former University of KwaZulu-Natal student is offering a R10 000 reward for finding a protester who assaulted a professor during ongoing protests this week.
Four University of Fort Hare students were injured and two cows killed during protests this week.
The University of Fort Hare has decided to send students from the Alice campus on early recess, following violent protests there.
I want to give back to my home and I thank Mr Ramaphosa for letting me know that I have a future in South Africa. Although my future may return back here, I currently feel unwanted.
The symbolism of burning books at a university was lost on these protesters for free education, as it was on some of their defenders.
The University of Witwatersrand's student representative council claims it has shut down the institution, but the university's management says activities will continue despite disruptions.
While the student representative council at the University of the Witwatersrand vows to continue protesting until their demands are met, vice-principal Professor Andrew Crouch says their demands will put the institution at risk.
Students have held a silent march at the University of Pretoria's main campus, following reports of 23 attempted suicides in 2018.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology will remain closed as tensions between students and management grow.
A Cape Peninsula University of Technology student has raised the alarm about safety at the university after a group of protesters drove women out of their residences in Bellville.
It is believed students protested because of safety and security concerns at the university, but management said it had not been told of the intended protest.
College students in Uitenhage are protesting against an 80% attendance policy to qualify for NSFAS allowances, GroundUp reports.
Students were at pains to point out that protests across several campuses in the country were the scene of protest action at the start of the year, but they say said demands have not been addressed.
Frequently, young people referred to involvement in public protests as a preferable way to obtain a response from those in authority. Formal democratic processes such as voting were generally not seen as effective.
Salim Vally, Enver Motala, Mondli Hlatshwayo and Siphelo Ngcwangu
The student killed at the Durban University of Technology lost his life because of arrogant security and police, the EFF-led SRC says.
About 40 security guards are monitoring a number of students taking part in a hunger strike at the University of Witwatersrand.
The basic ideology of #MustFall created a blueprint for how a change could take place under a generation temporally detached from our apartheid history, writes Rekgotsofetse Chikane.
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