Cars and dustbins set alight as students protest

Students across the universities in KwaZulu-Natal staged protests and among the list of their grievances is the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), conducive residents and registrations. Student Representative Council headed by the Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC) submitted their memorandum to the office of Vice-Chancellor. The fight for “all students must be registered’’ turned…..


Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says social grant beneficiaries who are academically deserving will automatically qualify for NSFAS funding.   Department of Social Development and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) announced that 180 000 social grant beneficiaries wrote their matric exams in 2016.More than 80% of them obtained a diploma or degree pass. Social Development…..

UKZN Shuts Down Due To Student Protest Action

Vice-Chancellor, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld  of The University of KwaZulu-Natal called the university to a close today, due to the uncontrollable recent student protest that have erupted during the past few days . A building and six vehicles were engulfed by flames in a riot which involved estimated 200 students at the UKZN, Westville Campus on…..

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UKZN begins insourcing investigation

The establishment of a task team to probe the feasibility of insourcing workers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has not stopped hundreds of outsourced workers from downing tools and striking. The university expected the demonstration to continue on Thursday. The workers, who are supported by the EFF Student Command, have said they want to be employed…..