There is action to improve pass rates, but there will be no overnight progress
Many people dismiss the idea of free, quality public university education out of hand, but there are many ways to make it happen.
Subscriptions to international journals run into the millions and the plummeting rand is "crippling" libraries and holding academics back.
Students claim private security guards have assaulted them, but management says they are needed to maintain order.
Pushing pupils into grade 12 before they are ready causes more headaches than it solves, according to teachers.
Unexpected power exercised in unexpected ways by often unexpected leaders has characterised the #FeesMustFall movement, writes Pontsho Pilane.
University fees tie in with far broader social and educational issues that we have hardly begun to address, such as the indigenisation of knowledge.
President Jacob Zuma has announced a commission of inquiry into higher education funding and related issues.
Inspired by the UCT protests, the "Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford" wants the colonialist's statue removed from their own university.
The protests that rocked universities in 2015 are part of a class struggle as the poor and marginalised fight for their place in an unequal system.
The university fees protests have picked up from where they left off last year. Here are three reasons why they are still going strong.
Student registration at Wits University has been suspended for the day following the return of fees protests at the institution.
Matric results and data suggest that many school leavers aren't ready for university. It's also worth asking: are universities ready for them?
As South Africa mulls the drop in the grade 12 pass rate, one medical student is tutoring matric pupils. Nelly Shamase caught up with him.
Some experts say there is too much focus on learners' final exam results. UCT associate professor Alan Cliff puts the latest results into context.
The 2015 matric exam national pass rate has dropped to 70.7%, down from 75.8% in 2014.
A record number of matriculants registered for 2015, while the Western Cape was revealed as the top performing province in terms of pass rate.
Mpho Mokoena, the matriculant thrust into the spotlight by a tweet by DJ S'bu, is indeed a bright young man, but fears the attention is misplaced.
University leaders and the government look set to lock horns over institutional autonomy.