Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received 10 000 applications for free higher education through its contact centre on Monday.
President Jacob Zuma has tendered his resignation as the head of State in the Republic of South Africa after nine years in office.
Former Wits student leader, advocate , says if government really wanted to provide free higher education, it would make it a priority.
Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela says it’s high time new ways are found to turn the more than 200 million young people in Africa into human capital.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called on students to uphold their side of the agreement and return to their classes.
President Jacob Zuma has a short while ago announced that there will be a zero increase in university fees in 2016.
Many universities around the country are on Wednesday closed following a national call for students to embark on mass action against university fee increments.