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Party political meddling threatens future of universities

Campuses elsewhere in Africa have seen the damage done by student activism influenced by political parties, a matter that has raised concern at South Africa’s higher education institutions

Strike called off as Unisa, SRC reach an agreement

University operations are expected to return to normal on Monday

Unisa campus shutdown enters fourth day, talks unsuccessful

The university's campuses across the country remain closed on Thursday after negotiations end in stalemate

Zondo inquiry and corruption charges pose a twin threat against Zuma

Jacob Zuma denies state capture amidst ongoing investigations by the Zondo commission and corruption charges

Trade Unions want urgent answers on how free education will work

NTEU believes in free higher education, but the staff guiding students through their education should also be considered and informed.

Student protests: ANC gets marked down on campuses

Varsity strife takes on political edge as student protests escalate.

Sasco lashes out at education reshuffle

Sasco says Jacob Zuma's appointment of Mdu Manana as deputy higher education minister is proof that his government doesn't take education seriously.

Blade Nzimande lashed for ‘cash cow’ claims

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has been accused of failing to understand the problems that students in FET colleges are facing.

‘Urgent action needed’ at Walter Sisulu University

Walter Sisulu University is sinking further into crisis as staff and students appeal for immediate intervention by minister Blade Nzimande.

UFS students face off over SRC election

All 20 members of the UFS's SRC now face high court action from a student unionist who argues that their election violates the SA Constitution.

Bid to nullify UFS student poll

The South African Students' Congress (Sasco) has taken legal action against the UFS for allegedly 'banning' political activity on campus.

Sasco vows new court action on ‘undemocratic’ UFS elections

In its continuing battle with the University of Free State, Sasco will ask a judge to declare student council elections "undemocratic".

Students march for free varsity education

Hundreds of students marched on Parliament on Friday demanding free varsity education. They will deliver a memorandum registering this demand.

Shabangu’s statements ‘a declaration of war’

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu's comments on the nationalisation of mines are "a declaration of war", Sasco says.

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