ARTICLES RELATING TO UNIVERSITY FEES

#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.

Universities must allow students with debt to register – Manamela

2018-01-23 19:32

Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela has urged all universities to register students with outstanding historical debt and those who have not yet received funding confirmation.

Be creative, higher education minister advises TVET colleges

2018-01-16 20:38

Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says institutions of higher learning should be creative and innovative in creating access to education for prospective students.

Chaos erupts at Unisa campus as students climb over gates to register

2018-01-15 10:47

Chaos has erupted outside of the University of South Africa's Sunnyside campus as prospective students started climbing over the gates to get into the university grounds to register.

2 injured in hit-and-run during Limpopo college registration

2018-01-11 13:10

A hit-and-run case has been opened after a motorist ran over two student hopefuls at Capricorn FET College in College Street, Limpopo police say.

Student hopefuls injured in stampede during Limpopo college registration

2018-01-11 10:04

Six people have been injured following a stampede ahead of registration at the Capricorn TVET College in Polokwane, police say.

Cancel arms deal, questionable SOE procurements to fund free education

2018-01-10 07:16

The funding for fee-free higher education can be found if questionable procurements by SOEs, particularly Eskom and Prasa, are set aside, writes Paul Hoffman.

Let's be honest about fee-free education

2018-01-08 10:26

We have a responsibility to be honest about the practicalities of achieving fee-free education, and what it will cost the country, writes Songezo Zibi.

Universities to meet with DHET over registration arrangements

2018-01-07 19:00

University representatives will meet with the Department of Higher Education as registration processes begin over the next few days, Universities South Africa has said.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Tomorrow we are going to the streets' - EFF SC at media briefing on university walk-ins

2018-01-04 14:07

The Economic Freedom Fighters student command has briefed the media on higher education enrolment, following the party's student command's promise to assist students who defied university rules and conducted walk-ins to register for 2018.

 

'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.

ANC passes the buck to government on free higher education and land expropriation

2018-01-22 22:03

The ANC has left it to government to work out the methods and procedures of implementing fee-free higher education and land expropriation without compensation, says ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.

Increase in demand for TVET college enrollment is inspiring – Manamela

2018-01-15 17:20

Higher Education Deputy Minister Buti Manamela says the increased demand for vocational education and training is a call for government to direct more resources towards expanding the sector.

Stampede: EFF calls on colleges to ensure safety of those queuing to register

2018-01-11 18:53

Following a stampede in which at least six prospective Limpopo students were injured, the EFF has called on TVET colleges to ensure the safety of those standing in long queues.

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.

Universities South Africa members agree to a 'more flexible approach' to walk-ins

2018-01-10 16:22

Universities South Africa says its 26 member universities have agreed to a more flexible approach for walk-in applications for the 2018 academic year.

Union wants urgent answers on how free education will work

2018-01-09 06:15

The country needs an urgent explanation on how free education for the poor and academically deserving will be implemented and paid for, say the National Tertiary Education Union.

Best of City Press: Ramaphosa wants power immediately, Zuma's fee-free mess, Ace's bizarre poisoning claims

2018-01-07 20:07

In case you missed it, here are some of the best and most popular stories from City Press on Sunday, 7 January.

No comment, Sachs says over Masutha's fee free 'lying' claim

2018-01-04 15:20

Former National Treasury deputy director-general of the budget office Michael Sachs says that he did not want to respond to claims by alleged presidential advisor, Mukovhe Morris Masutha, that he had lied about the cost of free education.

Opposition calls for leadership on free higher education

2018-01-03 22:02

Two opposition parties have called on government for leadership amid fears that chaos would break out when universities open for registration.

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