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Wits SRC backtracks on shut down

JOHANNESBURG, November 2 – The newly elected University of Witwatersrand’s Student Representative Council (SRC) cancelled a planned shut down of academic activities shortly before midnight on Thursday. The Economic Freedom Fighters-led student council said it received a ”plethora of complaints” immediately after a mass meeting outside the Great Hall, where the decision to embark on […]

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Heher commission report on higher education fees expected to be released soon – presidency

PRETORIA, October 29 – The Heher commission’s report on its inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa could be released before the end of next week, the presidency said on Saturday.   Following widespread and sometimes violent protests by students at universities and other higher education institutions around […]

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Free higher education to be introduced – Mantashe

JOHANNESBURG, JULY 31– The governing African National Congress has resolved to introduce free higher education next year, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday. The party held its national executive committee lekgotla over the weekend. “Being cognisant that the Heher Commission has until 31 August 2017 to submit its report on the feasibility of fee free higher education […]

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Outrage over alleged theft of R25m by UJ officials

Sello Theletsane Amidst the turmoil the higher education sector has seen in recent years with the #FeesMustFall movement, South Africans have reacted with outrage at reports in the Sunday Independent that two senior officials have been suspended amid allegations they swindled millions from the University of Johannesburg (UJ).   The Sunday paper reported that  UJ chairperson […]

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Fees Must Fall Aftermath

Ogopoleng Mushi People were involved with the Fees Must Fall social media hype, but where are those loud voices after the stun grenades, tear gasses, arrests, deaths and the continuation of higher learning institutions extreme tuition fees? Instead of fees “falling”, university fees have increased up to 8% nationwide. The unresolved issues of the department […]