DUT extends online registration deadline to 16 April

The Durban University of Technology has said online registration for first-time applicants and returning students has been extended to 16 April 2021. The institution has also confirmed that online learning for new students will start next week Monday. It said five of its campuses will be closed until further notice, to allow the university to […]

MUT students vow to continue protests over registration fees and historical debt

Following running clashes on Thursday between police and disgruntled students at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), the institution’s student representative council (SRC) has vowed to continue with protests demanding that MUT clears all eligible students for registration in this academic year. One student was arrested and charged with public violence during protests at the university’s […]

Sixteen arrested as DUT closes campuses over registration chaos

Sixteen students were arrested as the Durban University of Technology (DUT) closed all five of its Durban campuses until further notice. This was after students on Wednesday morning descended on the university’s campuses to register for the 2021 academic year, which led to protests. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala said the arrested students will […]

IEC plans one voter registration weekend due to budget cuts

Budget cuts have compelled the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to hold one voter registration weekend instead of two ahead of the municipal elections to be held between August and November. This was revealed by chief electoral commissioner Sy Mamabolo when he briefed the co-operative governance and traditional affairs portfolio committee on Tuesday night. We all […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccines granted conditional registration

The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority has registered the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after it was found to be effective. Data shows that the vaccine reduces symptomatic COVID-19 disease by 67 percent. The vaccine is also said to be 85 percent effective in preventing severe diseases. Individuals aged 18 and above can be vaccinated with […]

Wits SRC assists more than 350 students with registration

The Wits SRC on Monday said it had been able to assist over 350 students facing financial crisis with registration through its funding initiative. Last week, the student leaders announced they had raised R4 million through their 21 million in 2021 campaign. That money has now risen to over R5 million. This comes as students […]

Home Affairs offers birth registration services over long weekend

Home Affairs is offering birth registration services at health facilities during the long weekend. The Department said this is to help parents register their children within 30 days as required by law. The extended service will take place nationally from Saturday until Monday, between 8 AM and 3 PM. The programme is part of Home […]

DUT extends registration deadline

As protests against lack of higher education funding mounted in Gauteng, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) announced students could register once their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding status was confirmed. “The university had previously submitted the entire list of first-time entry students to NSFAS, seeking feedback on the confirmation status of the […]

Wits University students block Empire Road while protesting over registration issues

Wits University students are protesting in Milpark on Tuesday morning, disrupting traffic flow in the area. They’ve blocked Empire Road with rubble at the M1 bridge near the university. The student representative council has tweeted that the protest is over registration issues. Students will register pic.twitter.com/6uTWMeHMY1 — Wits SRC (@Wits_SRC) March 9, 2021 Wits main […]

Universities extend 2021 registration period

Universities have extended the registration period for 2021 to accommodate students who are having difficulty getting funding from NSFAS. Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has announced there’s no available budget to commit to funding new students. The department’s deputy director-general, Thandi Lewin, said COVID-19 has delivered a devastating financial punch. “We are aware there is […]