Bongani is an education reporter at the Mail & Guardian.
Acting vice-chancellor bends the rules to readmit 5 000 needy students who faced exclusion.
Bolstering a weak life orientation curriculum is proposed as one of the ways of preventing abuse, including rape, in classrooms.
Government, state agencies and universities must urgently solve the dire shortage of funding for students.
Cida students despair after crucial meeting to decide the future of the institution is postponed.
Student protests continued after NSFAS announced it did not have sufficient funds to assist all qualifying students at South Africa’s universities.
Students in Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwe are angry about the state of the Tshwane University of Technology - but plans are afoot for big changes.
The student representative council of TUT is demanding that government make a loan to international development banks to bail out indebted students.
Extending degrees to prepare matrics for university may cut the dropout rate but would have cost implications for already cash-strapped students.
Blade Nzimande's plan to introduce a centralised system for tertiary registrations is behind schedule.
Cida staff members have brought an urgent application to the Johannesburg high court, in the hopes of barring its liquidation.