‘Politricking’ students

2015-12-02 06:00

THE recent mass protest by students around tertiary fee increases for 2016, has once again brought to the fore the ruling party’s inability to develop sustainable programmes to grow our economy by empowering our youth through education.

However, what is most ironic is how Sasco has jumped on the #FeesMustFall bandwagon when
Sasco-led SRC have been wantonly looting university coffers and abusing vehicles and facilities for more than 20 years.

Demsoc, the forerunner to Daso, campaigned about this unsustainable, destructive behaviour in the mid- to late nineties.

An interesting exercise would be to do an audit of all the SRC’s entertainment budget spend over the past 20 years. I have no doubt that it would amount to a tidy sum, which could cover a large number of student fees.

The Democratic Alliance believes in eliminating corruption by cutting back on salaries in superfluous departments and linking salaries to performance.


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