TERTIARY EDUCATION

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NSFAS and Nelson Mandela University play the blame game

But aid scheme hopes to finalise disbursements this week

By Joseph Chirume - 8 May 2018
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Nelson Mandela University disrupted as NSFAS fails to pay fees

University management will provide emergency financial support

By Joseph Chirume - 7 May 2018
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NRF cuts hurt South Africa’s scientists

Researchers need to hold public officials accountable

By Emile Engel - 2 May 2018
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UNISA students wait for NSFAS funding

As exams approach, students are also anxiously waiting for textbook vouchers

By Eryn Scannell - 2 May 2018
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Police fire rubber bullets at Pietermaritzburg students

Offices set alight, tyres slashed, eight students injured according to SRC

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 April 2018
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Pietermaritzburg college campuses shut down

Students evicted after NSFAS fails to pay accommodation fees

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 16 April 2018
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Lectures stopped at UKZN’s Pietermarizburg campus

Students disrupt teaching after not receiving their NSFAS allowances

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 March 2018
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Eighth week on strike at Durban University of Technology

21,000 students unable to go to lectures

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 6 March 2018
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Investigation of killed foreign student is “test for Bheki Cele”

Dozens protest outside University of Johannesburg residence

By Zoë Postman - 5 March 2018
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Charges dropped against UWC students after 16 months

“Being falsely accused and imprisoned was terrifying”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 2 March 2018
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Quarrel over Sarah Baartman sculpture at UCT

Librarian removes covering that students had placed over Willie Bester’s artwork

By Natalie Pertsovsky and GroundUp Staff - 2 March 2018

Overcrowding becoming “the norm” in some Western Cape schools

Provincial education department says it is under severe strain

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 22 February 2018
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NSFAS workers on strike for higher wages

Union hopes students will join protest

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 February 2018
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Anger as striking Durban university workers find pay slashed

Lectures at Durban University of Technology have been suspended indefinitely

By Nomfundo Xolo - 20 February 2018
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Wits university and unions reach wage deal

Strike suspended after a week

By Zoë Postman - 31 January 2018
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Wits and workers at impasse over minimum wages

Workers also oppose university’s approach to performance incentives

By Zoë Postman - 30 January 2018