Professor Erwin Brüning, 77, a maths researcher at the university, was attacked when he approached a blockade that had been set up on the Westville campus.
In 2015, #FeesMustFall formed to protest fee hikes and institutionalised racism at SA universities. Three years later, and the costs are still mounting.
Cape Town’s CBD descended into chaos yesterday as violence clashed between police and citizens took centre stage during the #FeesMustFall protest.
There is no love lost between UCT security guards and protesters, and yesterday that was made pretty clear during a violent exchange on campus.
Standing in solidarity with the South African #FeesMustFall movement, a group of students and lecturers in New York delivered a letter to the ambassador. Read it here
As the discussion of what to do with the #FeesMustFall movement moves to parliament, party representatives give their opinion. Meh.
It was a ticking time bomb really, and now videos are emerging of violence on UCT campus today. Police, stun guns, arrests – who would want to be a student?
Max Price has tried to engage with students without success thus far, and things have now gone from bad to worse. Even some UCT academics are angry with him.
Yesterday was a sobering reminder of just how much anger exists between police and protesters, and Max du Preez believes we’re at a seminal moment in our history.
Just when it seemed today’s campuses might avoid an escalation in tension, three separate universities are reporting chaos. This video from Wits is pretty full on too.
The violence we’ve seen during the Fees Must Fall protests this time around is a little more heavy that what we saw last year. The police are in the thick of it all.
There’s massive uncertainty when it comes to the future of South African universities, and the only way to deal with it is for the guys at the top to play ball.
We’ve already seen the tragic loss of one life during this year’s unrest on campus, and now there are fears at Wits that something sinister might be in the pipeline.
If ever you wanted proof that our campuses are divided then here it is, students marching against the campus shutdown at Wits taking an earful along the way.
It was a night of high tension at UCT, and some students went all out to cause havoc when they hurled petrol bombs at security.
The student protests around the country have proved very divisive, which might be why so many people are talking up this professor’s views on the matter.
With each day of violent clashes on campuses across the country the cost of property damage rises, and the latest stats show the students aren’t messing about.
The student who became the face of the Rhodes Must Fall movement is facing serious allegations, pictures showing him getting very physical.
Wits University has once again been disrupted, some claiming that the EFF and other political parties are behind the protests.
After a two week hiatus following those violent clashes in Bloemfontein the Varsity Cup is back. Not that you’ll be allowed to go watch however.
A word of advice here Blade, when you run one of the most under fire departments in the country Twitter tends to play nasty. Let the floodgates open.
Life for students has changed, perhaps irrevocably, over the past year or so. Another example of how angry our students are coming from the North West.
As the country’s attention focuses in on the awful events in Bloemfontein yesterday more footage is painting a clearer picture of just what happened.
There were awful scenes playing out across the University of Free State campus yesterday, the worst of which may have taken place on the main rugby field.
If you’ve an eye on today’s biggest stories you’ll know that violence is rife across some of the country’s tertiary institutions. Here’s the latest from two.
Rhodes Must Fall has laid charges against Max Price and his cronies as they were responsible for the violent attacks on the students this week.
The Art Times wrote an eulogy-esque write up on the paintings that were burnt by the UCT students on Tuesday. You would think someone had died.
If you thought the student protests would die down after receiving a fee cut for 2016, you actually had no idea what they were really about.
As South Africa’s higher educations are feeling the pressure from the students’ demands, slight changes to the institutions are coming to light.