Tertiary Education

UCT Employees Union threatens strike as negotiations deadlock

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

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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

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News | 7 December 2022

Dreams deferred for matriculants who can’t get IDs

Without an identity document, hopes of further study are dashed

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News | 8 November 2022

How UCT council chair ignored calls for meeting for months

New allegations surface in leaked university council correspondence

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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

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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”

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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

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Brief | 2 September 2022

Restoring UCT’s burnt archives will take years

“It’s like solving a massive puzzle” says head archivist

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News | 15 July 2022

Students who fled Ukraine battling to get into SA universities

South African medical students who pursued degrees in Ukraine find themselves in limbo

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News | 6 June 2022

“I struggle to study because I’m thinking about where my next meal will come from”

Students at South Cape College’s Bitou Campus say their NSFAS allowances have not been paid

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News | 1 April 2022

Stun grenades fired at protesting students

Exams and classes at Eastcape Midlands College in Kariega were disrupted on Friday over unpaid NSFAS allowances

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Brief | 25 March 2022

Children of immigrants excluded from tertiary education

Many young people who have grown up in South Africa miss out on university because bursary schemes are for citizens and permanent residents only

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News | 15 March 2022

Northlink students boycott classes over delayed NSFAS payments

The college says it’s waiting for NSFAS to verify list of qualifying students to be paid

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Brief | 2 March 2022

University of Pretoria workers return to their duties on Monday

The week-long strike ended after management agreed to some of APSA’s demands

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Brief | 21 February 2022

UCT students protest against registrations being blocked because of outstanding fees

Special council meeting on Monday is expected to deliberate the university’s policy

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News | 18 February 2022