ARTICLES RELATING TO UNIVERSITY FEES

Protesting NMU students blockade campus entrance over registration, accommodation

2020-02-17 21:35

Students at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth protest and blockade the entrance to the institution’s South Campus over registration and accommodation.

UKZN suspends classes across all campuses until further notice

2020-02-10 18:24

The University of KwaZulu Natal suspends all classes across all its campuses and colleges until further notice.

Some CPUT students sleeping on chairs as university stands firm on late applicants

2020-02-06 16:38

Some Cape Peninsula University of Technology students are still sleeping on office chairs, four days after classes have commenced.

KZN Unisa students take to the streets to protest NSFAS exclusions

2020-01-28 21:37

Dozens of students from Unisa's Pietermaritzburg campus blockaded a nearby road with burning tyres and garbage as they protest against being excluded from NSFAS funding, GroundUp reports.

North-West University students told to vacate Mahikeng campus 'until further notice' after violence

2020-01-28 09:52

Students at the North-West University's Mahikeng campus have been asked to vacate the premises after the institution closed the campus.

Historic debt for students who don't qualify for NSFAS can't be erased - Nzimande

2020-01-26 21:27

NSFAS-qualifying students who carry debt from 2019 will be allowed to register at universities, provided they sign an acknowledgement of debt form.

#FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe released from prison

2019-12-24 06:26

#FeesMustFall student activist Kanya Cekeshe is spending Christmas at home following his much-anticipated release from prison early on Tuesday morning.

Campus security guard graduates: 'There will be no uneducated person in my home'

2019-12-19 07:14

The thrill of graduation attire, being capped and looking out into the crowd to see family and friends beaming with pride is one to which Kwanele Mlinganiso does not mind getting addicted.

Couple who met at Rhodes University asked guests to donate money for struggling students as wedding gift

2019-10-15 10:28

Instead of accepting gifts, a couple asked their wedding guests to donate money settle students' fee debts at their alma mater, Rhodes University.

Students demand to know where their NSFAS allowances are

2019-07-28 11:02

Students at Eastcape Midlands College TVET are accusing the college of failing to use NSFAS and government funding appropriately by withholding students' allowances and failing to supply new textbooks.

 

NSFAS set to write off debt of more students, says administrator

2020-02-11 20:25

During a visit by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to NSFAS' offices in Cape Town, the scheme's administrator, Randall Carolissen, explained what had happened to the almost R1bn the department had announced in March last year to settle the debt of qualifying students.

Police intervene in UWC campus protest

2020-02-07 16:20

The academic programme at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) will resume on Monday after escalating student protests resulted in damage to property and police intervention.

City of Ekurhuleni goes big on education to the tune of R100m

2020-01-30 21:08

Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina has announced a ten-fold increase in the community bursary fund to R100m.

Top 2019 matriculant can't afford to study further, doesn't qualify for NSFAS funding

2020-01-28 13:04

Triphin Mudzvengi, 18, achieved distinctions in seven subjects but her parents are battling to raise her tuition fees to study at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Student union calls for national university shutdown after talks break down

2020-01-27 18:08

The South African Union of Students (SAUS) has called for a national shutdown of all universities after talks with the Department of Higher Education and Training seemingly failed, according to the union.

Drop in number of matric pupils who passed maths with 40% and more is worrying - Nzimande

2020-01-16 17:50

The drop in matric mathematics passes is worrying, says Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande.

Parole board considering Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe's release

2019-12-23 11:14

Speculation is rife that the release of Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe is imminent, following the release of AbaThembu king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

Kanya Cekeshe: Presidential pardon put on hold pending appeal process

2019-10-16 12:23

Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola has announced that the presidential pardon application of Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe has been put on hold.

EFF vows to 'go to highest courts' to fight for #FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe's release

2019-10-15 05:08

Kanya Cekeshe, believed to be one of the last #FeesMustFall student activists still in prison, has been convicted of public violence and malicious damage to property.

WATCH: UFS financial head 'assaulted' by angry students

2019-05-23 10:09

The financial head of the University of the Free State has allegedly been assaulted by angry students on the university's Bloemfontein campus.

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