AS IT HAPPENED: #FeesMustFall – Students angry at Nzimande

2016-09-19 15:30

Disillusioned students calling for no increases are making their voices heard following Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande's announcement that SA universities can increase fees for 2017, provided it does not exceed 8%.

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Students threaten to shut down Wits after fees announcement 

Students at the University of the Witwatersrand are divided on the way forward following Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande's announcement of an 8% cap on fee increases, with some calling for an immediate shutdown of the institution. 

Students gathered at the institution's Senate House, which was renamed Solomon Mahlangu House during #FeesMustFall protests last year, are consulting on a way forward, with some suggesting a plan to empty out classes and shut down the campus. 


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The rich must pay for education – Nzimande 

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the government cannot subsidise students from wealthy families for free tertiary education. 

"It is very unclear to government why families who can afford private schools should, under the current circumstances, be receiving further state subsidies for their children at universities," Nzimande told reporters in Pretoria. 

"To subsidise these students would require taking funding from the poor to support cheaper higher education for the wealthy, which is not justifiable in a context of inequality in our country. We cannot subsidise the child of a cleaner or unemployed person in the same way we subsidise the child of an advocate, doctor or investment banker." 


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