Mcebo Dlamini rape allegations: Blacks need protocols to hold each other accountable

Mcebo Dlamini. Image credit: SABC By BO Staff Writer On Tuesday 11 March, a Wits Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) meeting at the Solomon Mahlangu House was disrupted by a group of female students who displayed placards bearing messages accusing former Wits SRC president and #FeesMustFall activist Mcebo Dlamini of being a rapist. “We will not …

Mcebo Dlamini conviction: State is settling politcal scores

Mcebo Dlamini. Image credit: vocfm.co.za By Andile Mngxitama On Monday the Johannesburg Magistrates Court convicted student activist Mcebo Dlamini of public violence and sentenced him to a term of two years and six months imprisonment which was wholly suspended for five years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence during the period …

BLF supports #NationalShutdown of universities

21 October 2015, students shut down all major universities across South Africa. Image credit: Oupa Mokoena Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM) condemns Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, for not meeting the demands of the South African Union of Students (SAUS), after being put on terms to do so within …

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 …