Mayosi to be laid to rest on Saturday

The funeral of the late world renowned cardiologist, Professor Bongani Mayosi will be held in Cape Town on Saturday. Mayosi, who was Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, took his own life last week after grappling with depression. Mayosi was very vocal during the #FeesMustFall protests[…]

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Portfolio committee to summon CPUT council to Parliament

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s council is expected to be summoned to Parliament after it failed to attend a scheduled meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, it said on Thursday. The committee on Wednesday conducted an oversight visit at CPUT’s Bellville campus for an update[…]

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Fees Commission Report in summary

The Presidency at midday on Monday released the much anticipated Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Feasibility of Making High Education and Training Fee-free in South Africa. While the report disappointed some groups calling for complete free tertiary education it, however, spoke to the need for increased training[…]

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Zuma’s free tertiary education shocker

President Jacob Zuma is planning to make a shock announcement‚ introducing free education across the board through a controversial funding plan that flies in the face of the findings of the Heher Commission‚ government insiders say. The plan‚ apparently devised by Zuma’s future son-in-law‚ Morris Masutha‚ would also defy official[…]

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University fees wont be scrapped: report

Universal free tertiary education will not be feasible in the foreseeable future, and different funding models should be adopted to ensure access for all deserving students, according to the Heher commission’s recommendations. The long-awaited 748-page report by the commission of inquiry into higher education and training – which City Press[…]

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Classes resume at CPUT campuses

All campuses at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology will re-open on Wednesday. Activities were suspended last week following ongoing protests over fees, accommodation and workers’ issues. An independent external chairperson had earlier found four students guilty of being involved in campus disruptions. They were expelled but it’s been suspended[…]

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St Marks Church fire, a symbol of social degradation

The historic St. Marks Anglican Church, lauded as a symbol of standing the test of time against oppressive Apartheid policies, was set alight this week in an incident that has been widely condemned. On Wednesday, vandals petrol-bombed the church, setting a section of the  130-year-old land mark ablaze. The fire, which caused partial[…]

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Fasiha Hassan on women’s right and activism

Prominent student activist Fasiha Hassan says Imam Abdullah Haron is testament to the fact that the practise of Islam should not be separate to one’s activism. She was addressing a packed crowd at Solly and Zahrah Noor auditorium at Islamia College last night, for the annual Imam Haron Memorial lecture.[…]

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Fasiha Hassan to deliver Imam Haron Lecture tonight

Student activist Fasiha Hassen will deliver the 10th annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture at the Zohra Noor Auditorium, Islamia College, Imam Haron Rd, Lansdowne tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. She will be in conversation with Mail & Guardian journalist Raeesa Pather exploring among other things, the impact of the student protests[…]

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