Malema urges students to fight for free education

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has encouraged student leaders to lead by example and complete their studies on time so that others can be accommodated at universities. Malema was addressing students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal ahead of the party’s fourth anniversary celebration in Durban this weekend. He[…]

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Decolonisation of law under the spotlight 

The University of Cape Town (UCT) will this week begin the third of a series of workshops unpacking the issue of transformation within the law faculty. Coming on the back of country-wide protests against the so-called ‘colonisation’ of the education system, the discussion is an inclusive reflection on the current[…]

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Fee Commission commences with last public hearings

The Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training commences with its last set of public hearings on Monday. Its focus will be on the broader social, economic and financial implications of implementing a fee-free higher education and training in South Africa. Last year President Jacob Zuma extended the deadline[…]

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Gordhan must prioritise education funding: Youth

The 2016 student protests during the Fees Must Fall movement have the youth wanting Treasury to put more money into education. The youth have differing views on where the money should go, but they agree that education should be a priority in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget Speech on Wednesday[…]

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Fees Commission to resume its public hearings

The Fees Commission says it is on track to meet its extended deadline of June 30. The Commission resumed public hearings after a week-long break. Academics, researchers and private sector organizations are expected to make their submissions. The commission established by President Jacob Zuma, is probing the feasibility of free[…]

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Five campuses shut down at Walter Sisulu University

Five campuses at Walter Sisulu University have been shut down and registration has been frozen following a dispute over fees, GroundUp reported on Tuesday. Students are demanding free registration for students from quintile one, two, and three schools and for students continuing their degrees. On Tuesday, students closed the Potsdam,[…]

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Fees Commission to continue in PTA

The Commission of inquiry into the feasibility of free Higher Education is expected to resume with its public hearings in Centurion, south of Pretoria on Monday. The Fees Commission chaired by Judge Jonathan Heher was established in 2016 year by President Jacob Zuma to investigate the feasibility of free higher[…]

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Nzimande to report back on 2017 academic readiness

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is on Thursday set to brief media on the outcomes of talks he held about the state of readiness for the 2017 academic year. The talks took place in the last week with various groups. Earlier in the month, he indicated the department was ready[…]

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Foreign students drop plans to study at UCT

More than 90 foreign students have cancelled their study plans in South Africa due to the #FeesMustFall protests that have rocked campuses around the country. The 92 were due to study at the University of Cape Town as part of the institution’s Study Abroad programme. They include 10 University of[…]

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