University Fees Protests

​Integrate science, don’t segregate it

Incorporating the best of   Western and indigenous knowledge is a better approach for universities.

Vice-chancellors want free tuition for poor students in 2017

Varsity heads want student aid to be extended to families earning less than R200  000 a year.

State ‘advised varsity shutdown’

Academics are putting in place plans to help students write exams should universities shut.

Equal Education: Students are aiming at the wrong target and inadvertently protecting the government

Equal Education general secretary Tshepo Motsepe: "The only institution that can deliver free education is the government".

​Varsity fee hikes could go above 8%

Besides looking into finances the institutions are making plans should a shutdown affect exams.

‘Cost disease’ plagues varsities and efficiency at institutions is closely examined

Cost efficiency at universities is under scrutiny as employee salaries make up their biggest expense.

Varsities brace for fee increase as Sasco warns of ‘worse’ protests than last year

A university umbrella body is trying to mitigate the damage ahead of Blade Nzimande’s expected unveiling of a 6% rise in tuition fees for 2017.

Barbarism, burnings and Beckett

If public art, symbols and monuments are to play a role in building “social cohesion”, we need to adopt different approaches.

#ColourBlind campaign refuses to open its eyes to injustice

The campaign is laced with good intentions but ultimately has the potential to cause more harm than good.

NWU closes Mafikeng campus indefinitely after violent protests

Students have been told to go home after the Northwest University’s Mafikeng Campus closed its doors until further notice.

Political parties condemn university violence

The ANC, DA and EFF have spoken out against the escalating violence and apparent deterioration of race relations across SA's universities.

University of Free State suspends lectures after Varsity Cup violence

All academic activity has been suspended at the university following clashes between rugby supporters and protesters.

Latest

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it