Tertiary Education

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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News | 7 October 2021

Sefako Makgatho University workers end three-week strike

Workers agree to 4.5% wage increase

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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”

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Brief | 14 April 2021

Cape campus shut down for three weeks over NSFAS payments

Some students started returning to classes on Monday

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Brief | 29 March 2021