Fasiha Hassan to deliver Imam Haron Lecture tonight

Student activist Fasiha Hassen will deliver the 10th annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture at the Zohra Noor Auditorium, Islamia College, Imam Haron Rd, Lansdowne tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. She will be in conversation with Mail & Guardian journalist Raeesa Pather exploring among other things, the impact of the student protests[…]

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Fees Must Fall: Where the movement stands now

By Yaseen Kippie The Fees Must Fall Movement (FMF) has made efforts in researching potential models pursuing free education. A booklet titled ‘Protesting Policy- Interrogating Free Decolonised Higher Education Funding’ was handed out to attendees at a public meeting at UCT’s Jameson Hall last week. The meeting, presented by students[…]

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Desperate UWC students sleep in corridors

Four months into the academic year and still without accommodation, desperate students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have occupied an office block, demanding that their plight be addressed. About 45 male and female students from various provinces are sharing the open space in the hope that university[…]

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New series puts Constitution under the spotlight

As South Africa marks 20 years since the Constitution, VOC will on Wednesday launch a special series called Constitution Matters. The series aims to make South African citizens understand how the Constitution can be used to fight for social justice and to educate citizens on their rights and responsibilities. This[…]

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49 students get lifeline from Oasis

Forty-nine tertiary students were given a life-line on Wednesday in the form of bursaries donated by Oasis Group holdings, with a further R10 million donated to the University of Cape Town. The 49 students on the Oasis Bursary Programme will also be provided mentoring, support and practical exposure to the[…]

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Anger erupts over handling of rape incident at Wits

Chairperson of the House Committee at the residence at Wits University, Nkululeko Tsekane, says the university drags its feet on issues of sexual violence and does not take them seriously. This comes after a student was raped at Wits Junction residence three weeks ago. The media was barred from a[…]

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Open Day at IPSA

Prospective students will have a chance to be introduced to IPSA and its offerings, as well as, to interact and engage with IPSA staff and its students at an upcoming Open Day. The International Peace College South Africa (IPSA) will be hosting an Open Day at its campus in Rylands,[…]

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Students to march to Parliament tomorrow

The Fees Must Fall campaign has planned to stage a march to parliament tomorrow in an attempt to continue the quest for free education in South Africa. Members of the campaign also wish to hand over a memorandum to the minister of education. The memorandum will detail the importance and[…]

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Cop faces probe for aiming handgun at protesting students

A policeman is under investigation after allegedly aiming his handgun at protesting students in an attempt to “frighten them”. Shown photographs, national police spokesman Brigadier Sally de Beer said the policeman had been identified and an investigation had been launched to establish the facts. The police are not allowed to[…]

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