fee increase

Oppositions slam ‘band aid’ response to education crisis

Opposition parties have rejected the agreement to cap fee hikes at 6% for 2016, announced by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande and university vice chancellors on Tuesday afternoon. DA spokesperson on higher education Professor Belinda Bozzoli said the agreement was “nothing more than a band aid solution that[…]

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Blame Nzimande, not Wits: DA

Poor Wits students should lay blame for high university fees at Blade Nzimande’s door, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday. In a statement, DA leader Mmusi Maimane welcomed the Wits University decision to suspend its hiked fees, but said it would not “fix the ANC government’s failure to provide[…]

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Maties students to protest against fee hike

Stellenbosch University (SU) students are planning a protest against a proposed 11.5% fee increase, the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) said on Friday. This comes days after similar action began at Wits University. “The SRC is fully aware that a decrease in the national subsidy to all universities resulted in this required[…]

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Wits students protest fee increase

Students were consulted a number of times on fee increases at Wit University, the institution said on Wednesday. This comes as students staged a protest at the university’s entrances on Wednesday morning, stopping students and staff from entering the varsity premises. The entrances have since been reopened. “Council made the[…]

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