BREAKING NEWS: President Jacob Zuma releases higher education commission report

By BO Staff Writer President has finally released the long awaited report of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training. Some of the recommendations includes the increase of government expenditure on higher education and training to at least 1% of the GDP, the existing NSFAS model be replaced by a new Income Contingency …

Julius Malema tells Wits EFFSC to “cancel” shutdown to protect white monopoly capital

By BO Staff Writer Students in various institutions of higher learning around the country, including the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), University of the Free State (UFS) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), have been actively involved in the struggle for free decolonised education, the demilitarization of campuses and the dropping of charges …

Reflections on the Higher Education National Convention

By Lindsay Maasdorp The Higher Education National Convention had barely started when mass disruptions that saw the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) beat up the members of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) after they had disrupted Minister Blade Nzimande from speaking. This was the second and final disruption, and one which followed a student …

Matric Results: Who Has Really Failed?

By Lindsay Maasdorp The 2016 matric results have been released and the white-centered view is that the black majority have failed dismally in achieving white standards. Biko says: “Township life alone makes it a miracle for anyone to live up to adulthood.” How is it then possible that white-centered learning that privileges an assessment based …

Student Activist, Bonginkosi Khanyile to appear in court tomorrow

BO Staff Writer Durban University of Technology student and Fees Must Fall activist, Bonginkosi Khanyile, will appear before the Pietermaritzburg High Court tomorrow morning. Khanyile has been in custody since September when a number of students were arrested for partaking in the nationwide student protests calling for the government to scrap university fees and offer …

BLF supports the #FeesMustFall march against Pravin Gordhan

MEDIA STATEMENT Black First Land First (BLF) shall today join the #FeesMustFall march to parliament to demand that Pravin Gordhan stops his neoliberal policies which denies black students access to education. The State President has long ago asked Pravin Gordhan to find the money for free education. However instead of taxing white capital and making …