Mass meeting of students at the University of Cape Town.
Students have won an important victory. But to understand the complex nature of oppression and how to respond to it will require many struggles over a longer period of time.
Protesting students make their way through South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria.
Don't let the name fool you: the #feesmustfall protests at South Africa's universities are about far more than a single issue. A student who has been deeply involved in the protests explains.
South African student protesters make their feelings clear: education is a right and should be free.
As South Africa's students call for free university tuition, it's worth asking whether higher education would be free in a truly just society.
Police open fire with rubber bullets on protesting university students in Pretoria, South Africa.
South African students have won a pyrrhic victory in their battle for free university education. Will students and their institutions ever be able to interact without violent conflict again?
South African students want free university education. In a deeply unequal society, could there be another way?
Some of Italy's private universities may have a solution to South Africa's tertiary fee crisis: a sliding scale of fees based on household income.
South Africa’s university students – and academics – are coming out of the shadows to share their stories and change the system.
An academic who has marched alongside students during university fee protests in South Africa explains why their demands resonate with her and so many others.
South African students campaigning for lower university fees during a sit-in protest on the steps of Jameson Hall at the University of Cape Town.
In a good system, university education is free for students while they are studying. They then pay part of the cost once they have graduated.
Thousands of students from the University of the Witwatersrand demonstrate during protests against fee increases which have spread to other major universities in the country.
Innovative new forms of funding must be pursued to address the higher education challenges in South Africa.
South African students clash with police during violent protests in the parliament precinct in Cape Town.
Students need to get off campus and convince society that free education is a goal worth fighting for.
A protesting student is arrested at the University of Cape Town.
Financial access dominated discussions at the 2015 South Africa's higher education summit. It was a chance for leaders to act – but they didn't.
The fight for lower or no university fees should be taken beyond campuses to places where South Africa’s financial elite rule.
The next step in South African students' fight against high university fees could be taken beyond campuses. The final battle will be fought at the country's National Treasury and Reserve Bank.
Students protest outside one of the University of Cape Town’s main administration buildings.
Students and academics are fed up with the situation at South Africa's universities. One way to improve conditions is for universities to be run as institutions of learning – not big businesses.
A student at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand sums up the motive for ongoing campus protests.
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South Africa's higher education sector is dramatically underfunded. Polite conversations between vice-chancellors and the government have failed. It's time the voices of student activists was heard.
Students at Rhodes University in Grahamstown protest against the institution’s minimum initial payment, a one-off fee to secure an academic place.
Fee protests have shut down a number of South African university campuses. The question is, how should universities balance fee increases with their other obligations?
Kim Carr says that $100,000 university degrees are ‘totally unnecessary’.
Shadow Higher Education Minister Kim Carr talks to Michelle Grattan about Labor's new higher education policy.
Should we put a cap on uni fees?
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In the new uncapped fee environment, there seems little to stop door-to-door sellers targeting the ill-informed.
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University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Caroline McMillen says the government should look at the evidence before implementing the Commission of Audit’s recommendation to deregulate university fees.
The National Commission of Audit released yesterday has made a recommendation to government in line with proposals from some Group of Eight vice-chancellors that university fees should be deregulated…