SAUS wants to talk to Zuma directly over free education


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.

SAUS says that it has lost faith in the Commission of Inquiry into Free Higher Education, as Zuma has given the commission a long term mandate, but according to the union’s Avela Mjajubana, he has failed to address what will happen next year.

“When he extends the work of the commission he doesn’t say what must happen next year. The president must come out and tell us what must happen next year.”

Commissioners in Vanderbijl Park heard submissions for and against free higher education on Friday.

SAUS rejected recommendations for an across the board fee increase next year made by the council on higher education, reports EWN.