Bongekile Macupe

Student funding scheme drops Wits law students

Students were told that the scheme would no longer fund them and that they were also liable for 2020 fees and all other study costs

The plight of the ‘missing middle’ is no joke, Nzimande

Parents who, on paper, look like they can afford to pay their children’s university fees often can’t. They also miss out on funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Wednesday closed its five KwaZulu-Natal campuses until further notice after scores of prospective students descended on its...

New VC at WSU aims to restore tarnished jewel

Professor Rushiella Songca has ambitious plans to improve the performance of the institution

Debt drives students to despair

Thousands of students, who owe billions of rands in outstanding fees to universities, can’t get their qualification certificates and so can’t get jobs

Going to church makes my heart sing

Bongekile Macupe loved church, but Covid changed an integral part of her life. She misses congregating with other people and singing

More than a month since schools opened, some learners are still without schools

Provincial departments of education blame late applications and building budget constraints as reasons some learners are still not in classrooms

Cabinet to receive proposal on university student funding by June

Amid a continued national shutdown of universities, Blade Nzimande told parliament that government was collecting data of students’ historical debt

Students have a democratic and constitutional right to protest. It is not illegal

The police’s actions at student marches seem to contradict that fact

Students to continue with protest until demands are met

Vice-chancellors tell parliament that there needs to be a lasting national solution to the funding issues as they cannot deal with them on their own

Portfolio committee on higher education criticises ministry for not taking it seriously

Neither the minister nor deputy minister stayed for the duration of an urgent committee meeting to discuss funding challenges for university students

Teargas, bleeding knees and burning tyres: A day in the protest for free higher education

Police shot at students who had been peacefully marching in the streets of Johannesburg during the first day of the national shutdown on Monday

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