Tertiary Education

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


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


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


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


News | 18 February 2022

University of Pretoria workers demand better pay and benefits

The strike entered its ninth day on Thursday with negotiations between union members and management still ongoing


Brief | 17 February 2022

It’ll be an anxious holiday for thousands of students

In debt, many have not received their results because their fees have not been paid


Video | 15 December 2021

Call for UCT to urgently divest from fossil fuels

Decision to be made at next UCT Council meeting on 4 December


News | 3 December 2021

Stellenbosch University hosts 16km walk to pay off students’ debt

The #Action4Inclusion campaign was started in 2020 and hopes to raise R2 million by Christmas to help those who can’t afford registration, accessing marks and other material


Brief | 29 November 2021

Matriculant petitions for stateless youths to get into universities

She is among many South African-born children with immigrant parents struggling to get identification documents


News | 7 October 2021

Sefako Makgatho University workers end three-week strike

Workers agree to 4.5% wage increase


Brief | 27 May 2021

UCT fire: students tell how they grabbed textbooks and laptops and fled

“Some people didn’t have shoes on, others ran out in pyjamas”

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News | 21 April 2021

Students unable to pay rent sleep outside college gates

“Getting education in this country is still a challenge and it won’t be better anytime soon”


Brief | 14 April 2021

Cape campus shut down for three weeks over NSFAS payments

Some students started returning to classes on Monday


Brief | 29 March 2021

Northlink students picket for NSFAS payments

Protesters regroup after police disperse them


Brief | 26 March 2021

Rhodes University campus shut all week by students

Online teaching has continued


News | 19 March 2021

Students barricade universities in Johannesburg and Gqeberha

Protests against debt escalate

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News | 15 March 2021