University fees protests

 
​Varsity fee hikes could go above 8%
​Varsity fee hikes could go above 8%
There’s no guarantee that university fee increases for 2017 would be capped at 8%, as recommended by the higher education minister, said the...
‘Cost disease’ plagues varsities and efficiency at institutions is closely examined
‘Cost disease’ plagues varsities and efficiency at institutions is closely examined
Rising costs, like a tapeworm, gorge on the substance of universities, hollowing them from the inside out. Their appetite for income is insatiable,...
Varsities brace for fee increase as Sasco warns of 'worse' protests than last year
Varsities brace for fee increase as Sasco warns of 'worse' protests than last year
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is likely to announce at least a 6% increase in university fees, with student bodies already warning of...
Barbarism, burnings and Beckett
Barbarism, burnings and Beckett
Our social media and public discourse has become increasingly polarised and polarising; there is little room for nuance, for reflection rather...
#ColourBlind campaign refuses to open its eyes to injustice
#ColourBlind campaign refuses to open its eyes to injustice
The idea behind the campaign #ColourBlind is noble in intent, but serves to be harmful – mostly to black people, who suffer various forms of...
NWU closes Mafikeng campus indefinitely after violent protests
NWU closes Mafikeng campus indefinitely after violent protests
Students at the Northwest University’s Mafikeng Campus were told to go home on Wednesday night as the institution’s management opted to shut the...
Political parties condemn university violence
Political parties condemn university violence
Political parties have condemned the attacks and acts of violence at universities, especially the University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of...
University of Free State suspends lectures after Varsity Cup violence
University of Free State suspends lectures after Varsity Cup violence
The University of Free State on Monday announced that it was suspending academic activities.
UCT gets interdict against 16 students
UCT gets interdict against 16 students
The University of Cape Town has got a court interdict against 16 students, including Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe's son, following violent...
Student protests have pitted reform against revolution
Student protests have pitted reform against revolution
For more than two decades, any dialogue about change and decolonisation at South Africa’s universities has been smothered. Conservative institutional practices have remained entrenched. It is undoubtedly important that institutions be preserved. But they must also recognise when it’s...

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