The PPF has requested a meeting with President Jacob Zuma over his plans to implement fee-free tertiary education in South Africa.
Leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Bantu Holomisa, expects a crisis to unfold at South African universities and colleges when they open this year.
President Jacob Zuma said he would only make a formal pronouncement on the Commission of Inquiry’s report – into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free – once his Inter-Ministerial Committee on Higher Education Funding processed it.
Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, admitted that students at tertiary level deserved tuition-free education, adding that there was nothing wrong with their demand for it.
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) have issued a call for the country’s universities to be nationalised.
Gordhan will deliver his MTBPS at 14:00 on Wednesday afternoon, this with the fraud charges he’s facing hanging heavily over his head.
The march is set to start at 8:00 and last until 13:00.
Three petrol bombs were found at the university’s Braamfontein campus.
The South African Union of Students (SAUS) wants to speak to President Jacob Zuma directly, after meeting with Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on Friday.
Nzimande feels that free tertiary education is attainable within three years if R37 billion can be accessed from the private sector. Nzimande, in an interview with eNCA, said: “There is enough money in this country. The problem is that a lot of it is in the private sector.