Sasco eager to hear Gigaba’s plan on free education

Student body, South African Students Congress (Sasco) says it’s eagerly waiting to hear how the finance minister is going to allocate the funding for higher education on his budget speech on Wednesday afternoon. Former President, Jacob Zuma announced in December that the government would subsidise higher education for poor and[…]

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Fees Commission Report in summary

The Presidency at midday on Monday released the much anticipated Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Feasibility of Making High Education and Training Fee-free in South Africa. While the report disappointed some groups calling for complete free tertiary education it, however, spoke to the need for increased training[…]

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Free education and all will be well: Sasco

Universities have nothing to fear if Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announces no fee increases for next year, Sasco said on Thursday. “They don’t have to be scared. Students say they don’t want to pay for education. Give them free education and everything will be okay,” SA Students’ Congress leader[…]

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Sasco members suspended for Israel trip

Three members of the SA Students Congress (Sasco) have been suspended for taking part in a trip to Israel, despite being warned not to. Sasco secretary general Luzuko Buku said the trio had been advised not to go on the trip, but ignored the warning. They would now have to[…]

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Sasco suspends members who visited Israel

The South African Students Congress (SASCO) has suspended some of its members who participated in a recent trip to Israel. Local Palestinian solidarity organisations have labelled these holidays as “propaganda trips”, an attempt by the Zionist lobby to wage a counter offensive to the local solidarity campaigns. SASCO believes the[…]

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