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Wits to reopen, despite defiance

Lectures are expected to resume at the University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday morning, following three weeks of student protests. On Monday afternoon, former Wits SRC leader Mcebo Dlamini, one of those leading the “fees

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Varsities warn fee freeze will cripple them

Universities have been forced to put their budgets on hold pending the announcement of fee increases for next year, causing serious delays in operational matters. The tertiary institutions have warned that anything below an

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Free universities a terrible idea: foundation

Making tertiary education free would reduce the quality of education and graduates, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation CEO Anthony Farr said on Tuesday. “Ultimately, if fees are free, it has an impact of reducing the quantity that we need and ultimately, I would argue, it would reduce

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Higher education at risk: Wits

The higher education sector is at risk due to lack of funding, the University of the Witwatersrand said on Wednesday. “The amount of funding available for students wanting to pursue tertiary education is inadequate and well below that of international norms in similar