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Friday, 15 February 2019 08:05

Working together to address student concerns

Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor says contrary to misleading reports, her meeting with the South African Union of Students (SAUS) was fruitful and that there are engagements to find solutions to challenges that are faced by students.

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False Bay TVET College acknowledges its top achievers at the annual Awards and Diploma Ceremony held at Muizenberg Civic Centre.

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NYDA Awards First Scholarships at Sol Plaatje University - A New Scholarship for a New University.

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Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students to uphold their side of the agreement and return to their classes.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 07:28

Summary of Council proposals

Adam Habib

Here follows a summary of Wits University Council’s proposals on how it plans to address the fee increase challenge.

 

  • Students will not pay an upfront fee.
  • The fee increase proposal for 2016 has been suspended.
  • Calling for transparent negotiations between the University and the student community/Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) as a matter of urgency.
  • Wits will cut spending and investigate non-essential spending, and will focus financial resources on academic matters and access for students.
  • Discounts for NSFAS and financially stressed students.
  • Wits will continue to source additional funding form external sources.
  • Wits will continue to engage with government to address the shortfall in higher education funding.
  • Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib, to give up any performance bonus and redirect the monies towards access for deserving students.
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Monday, 24 August 2015 12:57

TUT students raise their concerns

Students have raised their concerns regarding access to financial aid and studying and living conditions at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) during a visit by President Jacob Zuma to the university’s Soshanguve campus.

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