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Post-mortems on at least 300 bodies are yet to be performed.
Bodies pile up at Gauteng's mortuaries as strike continues

Sunday 25 June 2017 21:10

Bodies continue to pile up at government mortuaries in Gauteng.


 The University of Pretoria says the residence's discriminatory acceptance criteria do not comply with its transformation policies.
Afrikaans residence near UP is violating rights: CRL Rights commission

Friday 24 March 2017 19:34

The CRL Rights Commission says a new private Afrikaans residence near the University of Pretoria violates the rights of non-Afrikaans and non-Christian students.


Pravin Godhan will deliver the Budget Speech on Wednesday and one of the areas of interest is what he will say regarding tertiary education funding.
Student leaders not expecting much from Budget Speech

Tuesday 21 February 2017 21:10

Student leaders say they are not expecting much from Wednesday’s Budget Speech.


SAUS threatens to shut down University of Pretoria

Tuesday 24 January 2017 08:00

SAUS has threatened to shut down the University of Pretoria after the institution asked students with pending criminal cases to motivate why they should be allowed to re-register.


Professor Kobus Maree specialises in career counselling.
Matriculants should know their career options

Wednesday 4 January 2017 10:32

On Thursday, matriculants across the country will get their results at the end of their school career.


High Court says no to Afrikaans at Pretoria University

Thursday 15 December 2016 16:15

The High Court in Pretoria has rejected civil rights group AfriForum's application to have Afrikaans remain as a teaching language at the University of Pretoria.


The FeesMustFall movement is against the continuation of exams at the University of Pretoria.
UP students have mixed feelings on safety at exam centres

Monday 14 November 2016 19:47

Examinations are continuing at the University of Pretoria, despite opposition from the #FeesMustFall movement and the Student Representative Council.


The commission is investigating the costs of studying at institutions of higher learning.
Fees commission continues

Monday 14 November 2016 06:24

CEO of NSFAS, Msulwa Daca, is expected to appear before the Commission of Enquiry into free higher education when the public hearings resumes in Centurion.


The movement is demanding that exams be differed, saying students are not ready.
University of Pretoria vows exams will go ahead

Sunday 13 November 2016 21:25

The University of Pretoria says exams will continue as scheduled starting on Monday despite calls by the Fees Must Fall movement for a boycott.


It's believed the arrest is related to the Fees Must Fall protests.
EFF student leader arrested in Mamelodi

Wednesday 19 October 2016 11:01

An EFF student leader in Tshwane, Naledi Chirwa has been arrested at her Mamelodi home on Thursday morning and is expected to appear in the Pretoria magistrate's court.


Police fire rubber bullets at UJ students as protests intensify

Monday 26 September 2016 19:42

Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse protesting students at the University of Johannesburg's Kingsway campus.


UP hit by arson attacks

Monday 26 September 2016 16:20

Two staff cars and a computer lab have been set alight by protesting students at the University of Pretoria.


Amakhosi have only won one match in 14 games - their last win coming against the University of Pretoria last season.
Kaizer Chiefs desperate for a win

Tuesday 13 September 2016 20:55

Kaizer Chiefs will be desperate for a result when they host Platinum Stars at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.


UP student apologises for ‘racist’ post

Wednesday 31 August 2016 20:31

A University of Pretoria (UP) student leader, who made racist comments on social media in which he threatened to kill white people, has now apologised for his post.


Tuks students pledge solidarity with Pretoria learners

Monday 29 August 2016 17:23

A group of student organisations from the University of Pretoria have pledged solidarity with Pretoria Girls High School (PGHS) learners who have allegedly been forced to straighten their hair.


AmaTuks kick off NFD season with a win

Monday 29 August 2016 12:21

Saturday’s opening day of the National First Division season saw wins for AmaTuks, Mthatha Bucks, Santos and Thanda Royal Zulu, while the KZN derby was drawn.


Gordhan calls for law reinforcement on illicit financial flows

Thursday 14 July 2016 11:22

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says Africa must reinforce laws and policing to limit the amount of illicit financial money leaving the continent.


Respondents said reasons for bribing state officials varied – they included access to police uniforms and radio equipment.
State officials easily corrupted by cash-in-transit robbers

Wednesday 13 July 2016 19:54

State officials such as the police, magistrates and prosecutors were easily influenced by cash-in-transit robbers who plied them with large amounts of money and expensive gifts.


 Celebrated South African poet Adam Small passed away at the age of 79.
Adam Small, SA’s poet, prophet and man of the people, has gone home

Thursday 30 June 2016 11:43

The death on June 25 2016 of Adam Small, the South African Black Consciousness activist, Afrikaans poet and revered academic, was not unexpected.


Heyns elected member of UN Human Rights committee

Monday 27 June 2016 21:54

Former Dean of Law Faculty and former Director of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria Professor Christof Heyns has been elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee.


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