Victory for poor students and workers at NMMU

8th Dec 2015 Joseph Chirume 0

After weeks of protests and putting pressure on university management, students from poor families and workers at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University were victorious. The university council released a statement saying that they have resolved to commit the university to ending outsourcing of service workers. The council also pledged debt relief for students.

#WitsFeesMustFall

8th Dec 2015 Nicolas Dieltiens 0

The student strike at Wits University gained momentum when the vice chancellor and his executive deadlocked in negotiations with maybe 2,000 students in the occupied Senate House (renamed Solomon Mahlangu House) over a fee hike of 10.5% for next year.

Student-nurses at Dora Nginza go on strike

15th Oct 2015 Joseph Chirume 0

Trainee nurses at Port Elizabeth’s Lilitha campus spent three weeks locked out of the college protesting against a new protocol that required them to wear their uniforms when attending lectures.
The nurses, who are based at Lilitha’s sub-campus at Dora Nginza hospital, felt that the college was overstepping its mandate as this was not part of the agreement they had signed when they enrolled for their nursing programme.

Stellenbosch lecturer suspended

1st Jun 2015 Elitsha reporters 0

A Stellenbosch University lecturer who allegedly sent a racist SMS to a student has been suspended. This follows a complaint of racism laid by sociology […]

UCT student suspended

1st Jun 2015 Elitsha reporters 0

Chumani Maxwele, a UCT student who threw human excrement onto the statue of Cecil John Rhodes in March this year that sparked a series of […]