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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 […]

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#FeesMustFall: Anglican bishops warn against ‘militarised’ university campuses

JOHANNESBURG – The Anglican Church’s Synod of Bishops on Monday warned that a “militarised presence” on some university campuses creates “a false sense of calm … which conceals the potential for renewed violent confrontation”. In a statement Archbishop Thabo Makgoba said the Anglican Church’s Synod of Bishops is appealing to university managements to scale back […]

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Students march in Durban to demand release of Fees Must Fall student

Around 200 students marched through central Durban on Friday to demand the release of Bonginkosi Khanyile, a final year student from the Durban University of Technology who has been in jail for 5 months for charges related t illegal gathering and incitement of violence. Philani Gazuzu Nduli, spokesperson of the Free Bonginkosi Khanyile organising committee in KZN […]

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#Budget2017: Government pulls out all stops to fund higher education

PARLIAMENT – Government has made large adjustments to overall spending plans in a bid to accommodate critical new requirements, including additional funding to higher education budgets and other spending obligations, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday. Gordhan said in order to find funds for new spending requirements, government had to make adjustments and lower […]