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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

Campuses geared for national shutdown

Students from campuses across the country have started embarking on protests, demanding that their historical debt be scrapped and that they be allowed to register

Higher education shutdown looms as Nzimande scurries for funding solutions

Nzimande’s last-minute scramble to find funding for students has not stopped them from mobilising for a nationwide shutdown.

‘Why am I being shot?’ Witnesses describe last moments of man shot during Wits protests

The man was shot as police clashed with Wits students in Braamfontein. The protesters are demanding that no students be financially excluded

Man killed by police during Wits student protest

About 50 Wits students are blocking De Beer Street in Braamfontein, where a man was shot and killed by police during a student protest

No money to fund first-time university students, Nzimande says

Higher education minister says NSFAS is experiencing a funding shortfall and has requested that universities extend their registration period

‘It is so hard being a black and broke’: How access to NSFAS funding involves privilege, luck

Thousands of students are anxiously awaiting for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to respond to their funding applications as registration at institutions draws to a close

New VC wants Wits to produce innovators

Zeblon Vilakazi’s big dream is that Africa cannot simply be a spectator in the age of technological innovation; it must lead, and to lead it must act

Celebrate the matric class of 2020 for their resilience and perseverance

This is not the time for faint praise. This year’s class achieved their results amid a pandemic

Matrics fail at critical subjects

The basic education minister talks of quality passes achieved by the class of 2020, but a closer look at the results tells a different story

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