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Financial stress distracts university students from academic success

Subethra Pather The #feesmustfall student movement in South Africa has garnered a great deal of popular support. It has its critics, too. They have suggested that...

Universities are turning into corporations

Sioux McKenna Universities in many parts of the world are buckling under multiple financial, societal and political demands. This has led to increasingly loud calls...

How class and social capital affect university students

Sioux McKenna There’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of...

Charges dropped against UWC students after 16 months

Ashleigh Furlong  After 16 months of delays in court proceedings, charges have been dropped against a group of 23 students from the University of the...

The case against free higher education: why it is neither just nor ethical

Sean Archer South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another R57 billion to higher education and training over the next three years. In his first (and last...

Hlengiwe Mkhize’s working hard to avoid university protests next year

Thabo Mohlala Minister of higher education and training (DHET), Hlengiwe Mkhize is positive the situation at universities will return to normal when the 2018/19 academic...

Students warn government to remove income-contingency loans from the funding model

Thabo Mohlala The government's final position on the recently released Fees Commission report will determine how students will respond, come next year. This is what...

UCT students: We will meet in court, Mr. President

Thabo Mohlala With calls for the release of the Fees Commission report gaining traction, University of Cape Town (UCT)’s students are contemplating legal action to...

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