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

Northlink students threaten to shutdown campuses

The college has promised to meet with student leaders on Wednesday to discuss their grievances


Brief | 12 March 2021

UCT students start occupation to protest financial exclusion

The university says there are over 1,600 students with debt, amounting to R88 million


News | 12 March 2021

NPA says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute students arrested during protests

Government announces plan to allocate funds to NSFAS to assist students

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News | 11 March 2021

All students must be allowed to register, regardless of debt, say Wits protesters

The university has previously said that only students who have less than R10,000 debt could register


News | 9 March 2021

Northlink college promises to pay student allowances despite NSFAS funding shortfall

Students say they will continue boycotting classes until their money is paid


News | 9 March 2021