FeesMustFall leader back in court for bail

#FeesMustFall leader and former Wits University SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini is expected to apply for bail in the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge magistrate’s court on Tuesday morning. He was denied bail last month by the Johannesburg Magistrates Court. Dlamini was arrested at the University’s residence in Parktown.[…]

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MJC discusses the current sociopolitical context of SA

As political analysts continue to dissect the current socio-political context within South Africa, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) today provided clarity on the body’s stance with regard to the state capture report and the #FeesMustFall protests. Speaking to VOC News, Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie explained that while the MJC has[…]

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NSFAS funding deadline looms for matrics

The National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on the Matric Class of 2016 to submit applications for student aid for 2017. The scheme says its centralised system is closing its application window for the 2017 academic year at the end of November. Most of the applications received so[…]

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Application to remove Rhodes Statue at UCT approved

The University of Cape Town’s application to permanently remove a statue of Cecil John Rhodes has been approved. The application was tabled before Heritage Western Cape’s Landscape Committee following a heritage statement and public consultation. The Rhodes Must Fall movement sees the statue’s removal as the first step toward what[…]

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Analysis of finance minister’s mid-term budget speech

Yesterday finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, delivered the much anticipated mid-term budget speech at Parliament, amid chaotic clashes between police and protesting #FeesMustFall students. The speech follows a raft of charges relating to the embattled minister’s tenure at the South African Revenue Service (SARS), for which he will appear in court[…]

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TUT remembers fees protest victim on Thursday

A memorial service for the Tshwane University of Technology student killed during the FeesMustFall protest will be held on the Soshanguve campus on Thursday. Benjamin Phehla was hit by a car outside campus. Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide. On Wednesday student formations on campus held their own[…]

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3 buildings torched at Rhodes University

Fires at two exam venues and the tennis club at Rhodes University have been extinguished following an afternoon of violence at the Grahamstown institution on Wednesday. Student publication Activate editor Mako Muzenda told News24 the situation on campus had calmed down considerably after a dramatic day that saw stun grenades and rubber[…]

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#FeesMustFall march to Parliament in pictures

While finance minister, Pravin Gordhan today took to Parliament where he presented the budget speech, outside the heavily guarded gates, hundreds of university students continued their call for free and decolonized education. The protest, led by Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Student Representative Council (SRC), included students from all[…]

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