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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

Universities should transform their methodology

By using a more transformative approach, research in communities can contribute to socioeconomic upliftment

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

Parent power key to schools’ performance

School governing bodies, where parents are vital, are the fourth-largest electoral base in the country

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

Testing the ‘glass cliff’ theory at school

Some think that putting women in sticky situations when they reach the top is setting them up for failure, but the opposite could be true

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

UFS: Private security moves on campus to monitor protests

The vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State has spoken about academic measures for students for the academic year following the national shutdown

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.

Cabinet approves additional funding for student financial aid scheme

Funds will be diverted from the higher education department to help cover the NSFAS shortfall

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