Public Protector pledges towards fees fund
Public Protector,Madonsela has pledged R15 000.00 towards #feesmustfall campaign.
In a statement, Madonsela says “As long as there is injustice somewhere, sustainable peace cannot be experienced anywhere. Education is important in the delivery of the constitutional dream of the freed potential and improved quality of life of all.”
She has called on corporate South Africa to come together and pledge for progress in higher education.
Students at various universities across the country took to the streets after Higher Education minister Blade Nzimande announced the 2017 fees structure. The minister threw the ball in the courts of the institutions saying that each varsity must ascertain what percentage their fees will increase by , not exceeding 8 percent.
Students ,are, however, calling for a zero percent fee increase ,saying the missing middle cannot afford the cost of higher education.
On Tuesday some 30 students were arrested during the Wits protests but later released, property at the Solomon Mahlangu house was also damaged in clashes with security personnel. Yesterday some students were injured in other clashes with police at Wits. Today students there are taking a rest day.
In Pretoria, the Tshwane University of Technology closed one of its campuses due to protest action.
The Kwazulu- Natal University has also had its fair share of protest action with some students disrupting classes.
At UCT in Cape Town , lectures were suspended due to protests.
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