FEEL GOOD | PhD chemistry student on how she went from humble beginnings to 4 degrees by 25 - ‘I’ve never paid any fees’

2020-01-02 14:23

Hailing from the deep rural village of Lower Kroza Location in the Eastern Cape in a single-parent-headed household of six, she had all the reasons to laden her path with excuses but she didn’t.

Can South Africa get better?

2018-01-25 08:43

We must admit and appreciate the fact that gradually South Africa is becoming better and better. In the meantime we should try grab opportunities that are being brought before us.

It was not my brainchild alone - Fee free education plan 'architect'

2017-12-20 19:51

The so-called architect behind President Jacob Zuma's fee-free education plan says it was not his brainchild alone but a collective effort.

WSU student should have queried extra zeroes - MPs

2017-08-31 14:32

The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student who got a R14.1m payment bonanza should have questioned where the money had come from, Parliament's higher education committee says.

Funding free higher education must be sustainable balancing act - Gordhan

2017-03-04 06:56

When considering how to fund free higher education in future, government must approach the matter in a manageable, balanced way that will not hurt the state’s purse, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

How is SA changing: Education

2017-01-31 09:59

How have various aspects of education, including university enrolments, matric pass rates and representation in academia changed since the fall of apartheid?

Fees Must Fall student leader back in court

2016-12-20 07:38

A Fees Must Fall leader, who the EFF says is the only student countrywide still behind bars following university protests earlier this year, is expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday.

UCT, students sign peace agreement

2016-11-07 21:03

A commission is being set up by UCT to look into protests that have rocked the campus, as part of a peace agreement between the university and students.

Beware the low-growth trap

2016-10-27 10:22

Low economic growth is a threat to attaining South Africa’s long-term policy goals, warned finance minister Pravin Gordhan in his mid-term budget speech.

UKZN female students gather to support arrested peers

2016-10-17 13:55

A small group of female University of KwaZulu-Natal students have gathered at the Westville campus, pleading for the release of their arrested peers.


'Fees Must Fall was a progressive struggle, we just differed on tactics' - Adam Habib

2019-08-07 10:53

Wits University Vice Chancellor Adam Habib speaks to author and journalist Redi Tlhabi at the launch of his book Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall.

University managers 'must not use bureaucratic rules to exclude students' - EFF

2018-01-02 21:52

The EFF has reiterated its call for financially needy, academically deserving students to report to colleges and universities during registration, saying that university managers should not use bureaucratic impediments as an excuse.

Zuma wants education fees plan to be phased in to protect fiscus – Treasury

2017-11-25 12:00

President Jacob Zuma has directed those working on a plan to provide free university education to ensure it is implemented in a fiscally sustainable manner, National Treasury has said.

Former Wits SRC president’s case postponed

2017-06-15 19:14

The case against former Wits SRC president and Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has been postponed pending further investigation.

Financial aid deadline looming for technical, vocational students

2017-02-15 22:23

The closing date for National Student Financial Aid Scheme applications for TVET colleges is Friday.

#FeesMustFall: Primed for explosion

2017-01-19 06:14

A resolution to the #FeesMustFall crisis will only be realised once the unresolved legacies of the past are attended to and long-term trust in government is restored, say research and policy organisations.

Fees Must Fall leaders plead for release of last remaining student in jail

2016-11-26 08:25

A group of Fees Must Fall leaders in Durban are appealing to authorities to grant bail to a fellow leader who was arrested two months ago during protests.

I can still picture the anger in their eyes when they shot me - Wits student leader

2016-11-05 12:32

Former University of the Witwatersrand SRC leader Shaeera Kalla has recounted the moment she was shot at close range during the fees must fall protest in October.

Two options for funding higher education in SA

2016-10-19 20:30

It would cost government more than R250bn in additional funds over the next three years to pay for all undergraduate enrolments, says the Parliamentary Budget Office.

Student in court after CPUT guards locked in burning building

2016-10-13 14:22

A student arrested for his alleged involvement in locking two security guards in a burning building at CPUT has appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court.

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