SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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SASCOC has expressed its disappointment at the ruling by Court of Arbitration for Sport on the Caster Semenya appeal against IAAF testosterone rules in female athletes.
The protests that shut down Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday have been called off.
The University of South Africa has failed to reach an agreement with disgruntled South African Students Congress members in an effort to end the shutdown at its Sunnyside campus in Tshwane.
The University of South Africa will meet with disgruntled members of South African Student Congress after they shut down the institution's Sunnyside campus in Tshwane.
Nelson Mandela University students disrupted classes for several days last week, protesting against conditions at off-campus residences and demanding the speedy payment of fees by NSFAS.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa does not qualify for South African tenders because "he is not black enough and he has done everything in his life to please white people", EFF leader Julius Malema says.
President Jacob Zuma has failed to provide leadership to end student protests at universities, Sasco said.
Students must wait to see how universities react to Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande's announcement on fee increases before protesting,Sasco says.
Tension between students and universities is heading for boiling point after the department of higher education and training decided to allow tertiary institutions to determine their own fee increases for next year.
The Congress of South African Students has claimed that the SA Students Congress dragged schoolchildren into Fees Must Fall demonstrations without getting consent from their parents or Cosas.
The South African Student's Congress (Sasco) in Gauteng has welcomed the outcome of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) 2019 SRC Elections, which saw the student congress reclaiming the institution from the Economic Freedom Fighters SC.
Registration at Unisa is going smoothly after management and the SRC came to an agreement about student demands, says a spokesperson.
The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command has vowed to take to the streets if the government does not meet its demand for fee-free registration at universities.
South African Student Congress members, who are demanding that Unisa responds to a range of their grievances, have vowed to continue with their action at the institution's Sunnyside campus in Pretoria.
President Jacob Zuma’s delay in releasing the Heher commission report on the feasibility of free higher education has left tertiary students worried that institutions could increase fees next year.
Sasco says it will protect tertiary institutions from what it claimed was violence instigated by the EFF.
Sasco at the University of Pretoria has called on other student bodies to give the institution time to decide on its fee hike before shutting down campuses with protests.
Two teenagers were murdered on Nyanga's KTC streets in a matter of days, but their families are too afraid to speak out.
The South African Students Congress has no sympathy with university claims that they will be financially crippled if they are not allowed to increase fees, its secretary general Tembani Makata has told News24.
Universities have nothing to fear if Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announces no fee increases for next year, Sasco said on Thursday.
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