Wits launches campaign to assist needy students

As the #FeesMustFall campaign continues, the University of Witwatersrand Students’ Representative Council (SCR) has taken it upon themselves to try and assist students with outstanding debt. The SRC recently initiated the #Access campaign which aims to raise R10 million by the end of February and are set to intensify the[…]

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Varsities must come clean over ‘stashed’ cash, MPs hear

Universities should come clean about how much money they have got stashed away, the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) said in public hearings in Parliament on Tuesday. During a presentation to Parliament’s higher education committee on the Higher Education Amendment Bill, HETN chairperson Dr Ingrid Tufvesson said the organization backed[…]

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Govt will regret 0% fee increase: Jansen

Government will regret its decision of a 0% increase in tuition fees, University of the Free State Vice Chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen said on Thursday. Jansen was speaking at the Cape Town Club about the recent student protests and the future of tertiary institutions. He also highlighted three possible scenarios[…]

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Rowdy Q&A for Ramaphosa in Parliament

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s belly shook with mirth as the National Assembly again descended into arguments over House rules during questions on the Sudan peace process and #FeesMustFall. In a volley of points of order, some MPs shouted insults at each other across the floor, while others, like Science and[…]

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Sanef criticises intimidation of journalists

The SA National Editors’ Forum expressed concern about reports, including video footage, of journalists being intimidated and harassed by protesters and police while covering student protests across the country. ” In particular the police’s heavy-handed approach at the Union Buildings affected journalists from a number of media houses including EWN[…]

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