More protests loom as students await verdict on tertiary fees

While Wits University says exams will continue as scheduled on Friday, there is still concern of looming protest action.

On Thursday about 200 students caused disruptions to classes at the University of Cape Town.

The university says 8 protesters were arrested, some for violation of a court interdict.

Students across the country have been demanding that President Jacob Zuma release the feasibility of free education report before they start writing the end of year exams.

Earlier this week the presidency said it is in the process of finalising the report.

READ: Leaked Fees Commission report leaves many questions unanswered, says DA MP

ALSO READ: Presidency insists Fees Commission Report will be released soon

Professor Ahmed Bawa CEO for Universities South Africa says they are concerned about the possible surge of protests.

Bawa says the delay in the release of the fees commission report indicates a paralysis in the state.

There are too many issues hanging. What's going to be happening at the December conference, too many people are involved in the preparations for that that in fact there appears to be a level of paralysis here.

Professor Ahmed Bawa CEO for Universities South Africa

He has encouraged students and the public to use the report as an opportunity to understand very clearly how to produce a higher education system that does not prejudice the poor.

We have been consistently saying that we have to think of this report as the start of a process, the idea that somehow magically we are going to have free education is not going to happen.

Professor Ahmed Bawa CEO for Universities South Africa

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : More protests loom as students await verdict on tertiary fees


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Suspicions remain heightened over contents of impending Fees Commission Report

Suspicions remain heightened over contents of impending Fees Commission Report

On Sunday, City Press reported on an alleged leaked copy of the report stating the demand for free education would not be met.

Leaked Fees Commission report leaves many questions unanswered, says DA MP

Leaked Fees Commission report leaves many questions unanswered, says DA MP

DA's Belinda Bozzoli raises red flags with some recommendations in the leaked report and urges Presidency to set record straight.

Presidency insists Fees Commission Report will be released soon

Presidency insists Fees Commission Report will be released soon

The Presidency's Bongani Nqulunga comments on the report after an alleged leaked version was published at the weekend.

Leaked fees report: Free education not feasible for SA

Leaked fees report: Free education not feasible for SA

City Press published the leaked fees commission report which was looking into the feasibility of free education.

Stall on Fees Commission Report causing tuition hike frustrations

Stall on Fees Commission Report causing tuition hike frustrations

UCT SRC accuses the university of big fee hike but UCT's Elijah Moholola says it is waiting for President Zuma to release report.

Zuma open to meeting with students after Imbizo collapses

Zuma open to meeting with students after Imbizo collapses

#FeesMustFall student leaders have been accused of grandstanding and being dishonest in their demands for free education.

Fees will increase in 2017 by no more than 8% - Nzimande

Fees will increase in 2017 by no more than 8% - Nzimande

Fee increase, but government to pick up tab for the poor. Unhappy Wits students are threatening a shut down.

Popular articles
Sucking titties does not cure cancer, it detects it - Lillian Dube

Sucking titties does not cure cancer, it detects it - Lillian Dube

Actress, Cancer survivor and activist Lillian Dube shares why she decided to be a cancer activist.

Yet another wet and cold weekend for Gauteng warns weather service

Yet another wet and cold weekend for Gauteng warns weather service

Gauteng residents are warned to brace themselves for another weekend of heavy rain, possible hail and damaging winds.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

10-year-old maths whiz Sbahle Zwane gets a scholarship from Curro school

10-year-old maths whiz Sbahle Zwane gets a scholarship from Curro school

Azania Mosaka catches up with Sbahle Zwane's mother to hear about developments with his schooling.

'It's unacceptable that government officials pay R75 for luxury apartments'

'It's unacceptable that government officials pay R75 for luxury apartments'

IFP national spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa says the party is calling for a review of these rates that are a cost to taxpayers.

Getting drunk improves creative problem solving - Harvard Business School

Getting drunk improves creative problem solving - Harvard Business School

Bruce Whitfield asks branding and advertising expert Andy Rice about a peculiar study that has creatives reaching for the tequila.