THE BIG STORY: National university shut down in South Africa

  • Key Questions: What’s happening to Zimbos studying there? Are they back home? Do they have to travel acrosss that country to crush at relative’s places?

 

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JOHANNESBURG – Students on several campuses around the country have begun their intentions to stage a shut down at the designated campuses.

This follows Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande’s announcement on Monday that universities and colleges should increase fees by no more than 8% in 2017.
University of Witwatersrand (Wits)

Students at Wits university have vowed to shut down the university.

The university, however said the academic programme and all university activities continue as planned as extra security has been deployed on the campus.

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Wits said security has been strengthened and police were on stand-by.

https://embed.iono.fm/epi/333165

 

University of Cape Town (UCT)

Meanwhile, UCT students gathered for a mass meeting following Nizmande’s announcement.

UCT suspended classes, lectures and tests on Monday.

Univerity of Pretoria (UP)

University of Pretoria students were also preparing for a shutdown, with reports of lectures being disrupted.

https://embed.iono.fm/epi/333149
University of Free State (UFS)

University of Free State students disrupted classes, following government’s 2017 fee hike recommendations.

The students and the Student Representative Council made the announcement that there will be no classes at least for the rest of the week.

eNCA

https://www.enca.com/south-africa/universities-shut-down-on-the-cards-0 (19 September 2016)

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