Tertiary Education

VIDEO: Why students are protesting against NSFAS

University students across the country are protesting. They claim they have not been paid by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). This video explains what led to the protests.


Video | 18 July 2023

About 100 students march to NSFAS over funding troubles

“We (SRCs) refuse to remain silent while the dreams and aspirations of the children of the poor and working class are trampled on by an unyielding bureaucracy.”


News | 24 May 2023

University of Venda lectures resume after two-day protest

Management has agreed to address most of the students’ demands


News | 24 May 2023

UCT chair resigns following governance panel’s recommendations

Report makes several findings against Babalwa Ngonyama, particularly in relation to her treatment of former deputy vice-chancellor Lis Lange


News | 22 May 2023

Mostert’s Mill rises from the ashes while UCT library gutted by fire remains deserted

Little progress has been made restoring Jagger Library and other torched buildings


News | 6 March 2023

Dismissed immigrant lecturers refuse request to withdraw their court case

Labour Court in Gqeberha postpones case to 14 March


Brief | 22 February 2023

“You won’t be making mistakes if you invest in immigrants”

Scalabrini Centre event highlights need for university scholarships for foreign nationals

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News | 14 February 2023

University asks NSFAS to scrap cap on accommodation allowance

Pretoria students say they will struggle to find lodgings


Brief | 8 February 2023

UCT Employees Union threatens strike as negotiations deadlock

The trade union is the largest at the university, representing 1,200 staff


News | 26 January 2023

Student organisation SHAWCO bounces back to celebrate 80th birthday

The welfare organisation aims to be operating at 100% capacity by the end of 2023


News | 7 December 2022

Dreams deferred for matriculants who can’t get IDs

Without an identity document, hopes of further study are dashed


News | 8 November 2022

How UCT council chair ignored calls for meeting for months

New allegations surface in leaked university council correspondence


News | 17 October 2022

The student activist who gaslit workers and cost them their jobs

31 sacked security guards have asked UCT for forgiveness after being misled by Sibusiso Mpendulo

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News | 10 October 2022

Protesters halt lectures at University of Free State’s Qwaqwa campus

The students are demanding that accommodation allowances from NSFAS be paid to them instead of directly to landlords


News | 29 September 2022

Wits to name landmark after a mining company. Students are demanding that it rather be named after Marikana

Protesters say Sibanye-Stillwater is responsible for the “exploitation and destruction of communities and the murder of mine workers”


Brief | 23 September 2022

Thousands of students sign petition to increase NSFAS allowance

They want the current allowance of R1,500 to be increased to R2,000


Brief | 2 September 2022