While SONA's focus is on broad issues, it is cold comfort for water-less Giyani, Metsimaholo, Polokwane, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
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.
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.
The so-called architect behind President Jacob Zuma's fee-free education plan says it was not his brainchild alone but a collective effort.
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.
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 have various aspects of education, including university enrolments, matric pass rates and representation in academia changed since the fall of apartheid?
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.
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.
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.
A small group of female University of KwaZulu-Natal students have gathered at the Westville campus, pleading for the release of their arrested peers.
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.
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.
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.
The case against former Wits SRC president and Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has been postponed pending further investigation.
The closing date for National Student Financial Aid Scheme applications for TVET colleges is Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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