ARTICLES RELATING TO UNIVERSITY FEES

KZN fees protest leader's trial resumes

2018-07-18 07:42

The trial of Bonginkosi Khanyile, the controversial leading figure in KwaZulu-Natal's Fees Must Fall movement, is expected to resume in the Durban Regional Court.

Farewell to Max Price from a political adversary

2018-07-15 12:02

How do I say farewell to Max Price, a leader I fundamentally disagreed with politically – on how best to decolonise and transform our university – for all of his tenure, asks Chumani Maxwele.

Students complain about 'deplorable' living conditions at Nelson Mandela University

2018-07-06 11:13

Student leaders at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth have spoken out against what they call 'deplorable' living conditions.

Free higher education an opportunity for change and empowerment – Pandor

2018-05-17 23:04

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has announced funding increases of 30% for universities, 100% for NSFAS and 45% for TVET colleges.

Charges have not fallen for 7 Cape Town #FeesMustFall protesters

2018-05-03 17:27

Seven people arrested in Cape Town during a wave of protest over fees are still waiting to hear their fate.

Here's how many billions government has unlocked for free higher education

2018-04-24 15:17

Government has set aside additional funding of R7.166bn in 2018 - R4.581bn for qualifying university students and R2.585bn for technical vocational education and training college students.

Portfolio committee to summon CPUT council to Parliament

2018-03-30 06:54

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Council is expected to be summoned to Parliament after it failed to attend a scheduled meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training.

Public support crucial if free higher education is to succeed

2018-03-09 08:50

Public universities have the unique opportunity to create a space that fosters both public and social good in ways that contribute to the vision that shaped our Constitution, writes Cheryl de la Rey.

Mcebo Dlamini expected back in court again for Fees Must Fall protests

2018-03-02 07:00

Former Wits SRC president and Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court in connection with the 2016 Fees Must Fall student protests.

#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.

 

KZN Fees Must Fall leader's trial starts almost 3 years after arrest

2018-07-17 16:09

The trial against Bonginkosi Khanyile, the controversial leading figure in KwaZulu-Natal's Fees Must Fall movement, has officially commenced, nearly three years after his arrest.

#FeesMustFall protesters facing charges to be diverted to community service in schools

2018-07-06 14:36

It is expected that charges will be dropped once they return to court and show proof that they have completed their community service.

Student who received R14m NSFAS payout in error appears in court

2018-05-29 15:29

Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University student, who accidentally received more than R14m from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, has appeared in court for theft.

Nelson Mandela University disrupted as NSFAS fails to pay fees

2018-05-08 13:15

Nelson Mandela University students disrupted classes for several days last week, protesting against conditions at off-campus residences and demanding the speedy payment of fees by NSFAS.

Sasco threatens to shut down Nelson Mandela University

2018-05-02 11:05

Nelson Mandela University students have threatened to embark on mass protests and are demanding that the institution speeds up the process of implementing free education.

New UCT vice-chancellor on black pain, #RhodesMustFall and everything in between

2018-04-18 07:18

Incoming UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng says universities should have had a conversation about historic symbols on campuses long before the Rhodes Must Fall movement in 2015.

Venda University suspends classes following protests

2018-03-13 16:01

The University of Venda says it has suspended classes following violent student protests at the institution.

Trial date set for Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini

2018-03-02 14:18

Former University of Witwatersrand SRC president and Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has been given a trial date.

Fee-free education off to a good start

2018-02-25 06:01

Deputy Higher Education and Training minister Buti Manamela reassured the public of the department’s ability to fund poor students.

'They are pushing us. Anarchy is the only way' - Unisa SRC president

2018-02-08 17:30

Students are being pushed to the point of anarchy, says Unisa SRC president Zandile Sodladla.

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