‘Unisa negotiating in bad faith’: Nehawu

Labour unions say University of South Africa (UNISA) management is playing hide and seek with them. UNISA employees have been on strike since last week demanding a salary increase. They are demanding an 8% wage increase but the university is offering 6.3%. National, Education, Health and Allied Workers Union NEHAWU’s[…]

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Universities inundated with prospective students

Some institutions of higher learning were inundated with prospective and returning students on the first day of registration on Monday. This is despite pleas by institutions for students to use online processes for inquiries and checking the status of their applications. Wits University says it will only accept over five-thousand[…]

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Unisa SRC threatens ‘national shutdown’

The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of South Africa (Unisa) has called for a “national shutdown” should certain demands not be met by the institution on January 7 2019. “Today there will be no operations or registration taking place until further notice,” Eastern Cape SRC deputy chairperson Lungile[…]

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Unisa staff forfeit bonuses to fund fees for the poor

Unisa management has forfeited its 2016 bonuses and put the R10m into a kitty for fees for deserving poor students, the university said on Wednesday. By its calculations, this will add to its existing contribution to top-up National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding in 2016 for undergraduate and postgraduate[…]

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Malema graduates with a BA from Unisa

A beaming Julius Malema received his BA degree from Unisa on Wednesday night as proud family members and fellow EFF leaders cheered on. “I graduated with the sole intention of wanting to inspire many other people,” Malema said after the graduation ceremony. “We all know that revolutionaries have a responsibility[…]

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SABC chair failed Unisa course badly

SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala failed a course in labour relations so badly that she didn’t even qualify to reregister to obtain her diploma, a Unisa official told MPs on Wednesday. University of South Africa executive director for legal services Jan van Wyk was the first witness to be called in[…]

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