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President Jacob Zuma will meet with the management and leadership of universities as well as student leaders on Friday to discuss the stalemate regarding university fee increases.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 11:12

No treason charges against protesting students

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has dispelled rumours that students who were protesting outside Parliament have been charged with treason.

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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.

Statement on behalf of Prof. Ihron Rensburg, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UJ.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 08:36

Government addresses newspaper report

Acting Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) spokesperson Phumla Williams on Monday reiterated that Operation Fiela Reclaim was an intervention that came as a result of concerns from communities.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 08:19

Best of luck matrics!

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has wished the Class of 2015 the best of luck and assured them that they have the department’s full support as the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations kicked off on Monday.

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