#FeesMustFall activist still waiting for his trial to start

2018-04-26 20:51

The trial of University of Cape Town student activist Masixole Mlandu, charges in connection with Fees Must Fall protests, has been postponed again - this time because of outstanding paperwork.

The politics of free education

2017-11-13 08:16

Even if the Presidency denies it, there will most likely be an announcement on free education simply because Zuma will not be able to resist the political mileage he will gain from it, writes Ralph Mathekga.

UCT library evacuated as 3 students attempt shutdown

2017-09-19 12:57

Three UCT students have tried to shut down the university's library and some faculty buildings.

IN FOCUS | Jonathan Jansen: Hold academics accountable

2017-07-20 15:11

When somebody puts on the table a term like radical economic transformation, I expect social scientists to say, wait, let’s unpack this. What does this mean? We just swallow the stuff, says Jonathan Jansen.

Wits students protest over accommodation

2017-04-20 09:15

About 100 students from the University of the Witwatersrand are protesting at the institution's Empire Road entrance over residence related issues, the university has said.

When reason leaves the building

2017-03-20 13:14

The cancellation of this weekend's higher education stakeholder convention was a lost opportunity and the chaos that erupted may well be the start of more violence, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

Angry students disrupt Moseneke's convention

2017-03-18 12:08

The opening sessions of the national education crisis forum had to be temporarily suspended after angry students disrupted the session by throwing chairs and water bottles at each other.

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Support outside court for EFF student

2017-01-19 10:31

A small group of supporters has gathered outside the Durban Magistrate's Court for the pre-trial conference of Fees Must Fall student Bonginkosi Khanyile.


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.

Options on the table as SA wrestles with funding higher education

2017-11-20 11:48

The Fees Commission report provides an accurate diagnosis of the state of higher education funding, as well as the problems it faces. But its proposed solutions are problematic, writes Seán Muller.

Dear matriculant - study hard, your country needs you

2017-10-24 13:18

To be in matric presents you with the opportunity to inspire and change the communities that you come from, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Speaking to our parents: how is this freedom?

2017-08-17 08:02

To us who have only known democracy the concept of a rainbow nation rings hollow. How is this freedom when the very land we now move freely upon still does not belong to us, writes Ashanti Kunene.

Why must I still love you, Mzansi?

2017-05-07 06:25

Only courageous and committed leadershipand pragmatic socioeconomic interventionscan ease the slide, writes Lebusa Monyooe.

I’m not here for your #BlackMonday

2017-04-03 14:23

Here’s why I wore blue jeans instead.

Higher education convention cancelled after chaos

2017-03-18 13:47

Chaos erupted at the Higher Education National Convention in Midrand on Saturday after students dressed in EFF memorabilia refused the Minister of Higher education Blade Nzimande an opportunity to speak.

Curro to cash in on tertiary fees crisis

2017-03-12 06:16

The recent announcement by Curro Holdings that it would be listing a yet-to-be-named higher education-focused business later in the year has redirected focus to the ailing state of public tertiary education.

Private sector key for higher education, says top academic

2017-01-27 11:24

Universities and colleges can no longer fund themselves and will need to form partnerships with the private sector, says a top Stellenbosch academic.

High Court bail plea for detained #FeesMustFall leader

2016-12-20 17:15

A student leader held in custody for 67 days following his arrest during Fees Must Fall protests will finally know on Thursday whether or not his bid for bail has been successful.

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