Student leader commends extra beds, but more needs to be done

A building previously used as a nurses home was handed over to Wits university on Thursday in an effort to address the accommodation crisis at the institution.

Student activist leader, Fasiha Hassan says she is happy that long negotiations over the accommodation crisis have finally paid off.

We must commend government for taking a step forward.

Fasiha Hassan, Student activist leader

She says they need to come up with a more permanent solution to these problems and the building should fit the standards that will allow students to do their assignment and study.

The bigger issue here is that it can't just be one hostel for one university, we need a more structured approach dealing with accommodation crisis across the country.

Fasiha Hassan, Student activist leader

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Student leader commends extra beds, but more needs to be done


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Economist Lumkile Mondi says SAA must be privatised, Vavi disagrees

Economist Lumkile Mondi says SAA must be privatised, Vavi disagrees

Wits Economics lecturer Lumkile Mondi says troubled state-run airline SAA should be privatised, but Zwelinzima Vavi doesn't agree.

Masterclass: How to find the creative writer in you

Masterclass: How to find the creative writer in you

Writer and Wits Creative Writing prof Bronwen Law Viljoen provides insights and tips on how to follow your writing dream.

Grace Mugabe was not on the diplomatic envoy list - law professor

Grace Mugabe was not on the diplomatic envoy list - law professor

Prof James Grant says she would have had to be listed as a special envoy or representative of another state, and she was not.

Wits Fallists disrupt dominant narrative with 'Rioting and Writing' book

Wits Fallists disrupt dominant narrative with 'Rioting and Writing' book

'Rioting and Writing: Diaries of the Wits Fallists' highlights the diversity experiences during the Fees Must Fall movement.

The Alibaba Group does not see itself as a company but an economy

The Alibaba Group does not see itself as a company but an economy

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says the future is his biggest competitor and he wants young entrepreneurs to help him succeed.

All things go for Cape Town City Ballet's new home

All things go for Cape Town City Ballet's new home

Ballet Company booted from the University of Cape Town amid reports that Fees Must Fall protesters said it was too colonial.

Popular articles
 In the market for a 2nd hand car? Here are some tips to buy it on a budget!

In the market for a 2nd hand car? Here are some tips to buy it on a budget!

In the car feature, our very own car guy Tumelo Maketekete shares some tips and tricks to buying a car on a R100 000 budget.

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Tensions are rife in the East Joburg township as the community attacked and killed criminals.

[WATCH] Dad uses a drone to pull out son's tooth

[WATCH] Dad uses a drone to pull out son's tooth

Khabazela shares YouTube videos gone viral including a barmaid hitting a colleague who slapped her rear during a routine.

4 tips for safely investing right now when everything is so hectic

4 tips for safely investing right now when everything is so hectic

Bruce Whitfield asks Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram for advice on how investors can safely navigate this hectic time.

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's fraud claims

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's fraud claims

Philemon Letwaba says Tshepo's case relates to some of the issues that they are dealing with on a daily basis.

'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

Major General Michael Mohlala explains the procedure of conducting a roadblock and what to do when you are stopped.