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Wits students barricade Empire Road entrance over res dispute
Wits students barricade Empire Road entrance over res dispute
Students from the University of the Witwatersrand's Yale Village residence barricaded the Empire Road Entrance to the main campus on Thursday...
Letters to the editor: March 17 to 23 2017
Letters to the editor: March 17 to 23 2017
Corporate control of universities, which has become ubiquitous in the past few decades, is hostile to critical thought. If you are merely paid to say...
Court flip-flops on student's bail
Court flip-flops on student's bail
The Supreme Court of Appeal has made a U-turn on its decision to hear a bail appeal by #FeesMustFall protester Bonginkosi Khanyile. The student’s...
Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has warned that students will revolt if the department of higher education and training reduces...
​Appeal court ruling sets parameters for protest at universities
​Appeal court ruling sets parameters for protest at universities
Last week, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down a judgment dealing with students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who been interdicted...
​The global case for free education
​The global case for free education
In a world in which the ever-rising cost of university tuition is the trend, only a handful of nations provide higher education for no, or...
#FeesMustFall 'burns' queer students
#FeesMustFall 'burns' queer students
"I’m a poor, queer black woman who has no other choice. I have to go back and make sure that fees fall,” says University of Cape Town (UCT)...
Protesters use the media, but they and the police turn on journalists
Protesters use the media, but they and the police turn on journalists
Attacks on journalists during protests are increasing and getting more violent every year.
Security guard at University of Zululand hospitalised amid protest violence
Security guard at University of Zululand hospitalised amid protest violence
A private security guard at the University of Zululand is recovering in hospital after he was struck on the head by a rock thrown by rampaging...
Violence stirs pot of varsity turmoil
Violence stirs pot of varsity turmoil
This week, the #FeesMustFall movement experienced the most violent response to its fight for free education since the protests started last year....
Profs of protest: University staff accused of ‘fuelling’ plans to destabilise campuses
Profs of protest: University staff accused of ‘fuelling’ plans to destabilise campuses
Academics have been accused of secretly plotting with students in a deliberate attempt to destabilise higher education institutions.

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