ARTICLES RELATING TO UNIVERSITY FEES

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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