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Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande told the media at a briefing that no decision has been made yet regarding university fees for 2017.
VIDEO: Cosas-betogers by @go2uj se Doornfontein-kampus. @SimonSonnekus #FeesMustFallReloaded pic.twitter.com/dIEXDrLgLk— Netwerk24 Berig (@Netwerk24Berig) August 15, 2016
VIDEO: Cosas-betogers by @go2uj se Doornfontein-kampus. @SimonSonnekus #FeesMustFallReloaded pic.twitter.com/dIEXDrLgLk
#FeesMustFallReloaded Minister Nzimande says they are engaging with SRC and all stakeholders . He claims that negotiations are progressing— lizzee (@lizTandwa) August 15, 2016
#FeesMustFallReloaded Minister Nzimande says they are engaging with SRC and all stakeholders . He claims that negotiations are progressing
He says he will meet with SRCs and student political
"There is no need to shut down any universities. We are
engaging with everyone extensively. We are all impatient to conclude this. That
is why we have set the timeline to of end of August."
"We have money set aside for scarce skills - a billion
rand. We are on the same side as students."
The minsiter says there is the challenge corruption and wastage in government: "The
more we deal with corruption, the better position we are in to deal with fees."
#FeesMustFallReloaded Minister Nzimande says he does not want rich parents to get away with not paying fees. That is a big challenge— lizzee (@lizTandwa) August 15, 2016
#FeesMustFallReloaded Minister Nzimande says he does not want rich parents to get away with not paying fees. That is a big challenge
"I would like to urge all student formations to make
submissions to the commission,” Nzimande says.
“We think it's not correct to
"We have to take into account the feeling of students
but at the same time we must also look at the viability of institutions,”
“I am concerned about universities starting retrenching (of
#Cosas outside #UJ DFC campus say they want free education #enca #FeesMustFall pic.twitter.com/FW6Zbck2dh— Lenyaro Sello (@lenyarosello) August 15, 2016
#Cosas outside #UJ DFC campus say they want free education #enca #FeesMustFall pic.twitter.com/FW6Zbck2dh
He says this matter is not just a university issue and colleges
should also be taken into account, which is why this is taking time.
"We also want to broaden this matter to engage business and faith communities."
"Government continues to be committed to addressing the needs of the poor. We cannot allow poor families to continue with the burden of fees. Let these processes be given a chance and be calm."
He says there has been very productive engagement so far.
“I'm quite eager for this matter to be settled as soon as
possible,” he says.
He hopes it would still be concluded in August.
There are no rules as to how universities raise fees, Blade Nzimande told reporters.
He says he asked the council for higher education to look into this matter but to do it in two phases. Phase one is to look into a 0% fee increase in 2017 and phase two is to work towards a framework on how fees should be regulated, Lizeka Tandwa reports.
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