University of KwaZulu-Natal…Get an Education!

University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (#UKZN’s) Edgewood Campus and Howards Campus. You have a great task ahead of yourselves. Do you rebuild and educate the nation beyond the theory? So to show better academia and not merely a qualification factory so that your students respect you and honour our country? Or do us a favour and please shut your doors so that your students’ behaviour is not the school of destruction imitating throughout the country.

What sort of childish, immature and reckless behaviour are our universities and government nurturing? There is no reason justifying criminal behaviour which impedes on the rest of society. Where are the authorities? Anarchies of today want to destroy the future for us all.

South Africa is no longer under any oppressive government (it may feel that way) but we are free. This wannabe freedom fighters [*BS] has to stop for there are other constructive methods of getting one’s grievances heard in a civil manner.

The country already recognises that our leaders in Parliament are not the best of example so let’s look at those who positively contributed to the South Africa we live in today. In saying that some did conduct destructive methodologies – to which we are now paying for the fruits of their actions when we see delinquents burning and destroying our country today we’re similar of our country’s history.

University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (#UKZN’s) Edgewood Campus and Howards Campus. You have a great task ahead of yourselves. Do you rebuild and educate the nation beyond the theory? So to show better academia and not merely a qualification factory so that your students respect you and honour our country? Or do us a favour and please shut your doors so that your students’ behaviour is not the school of destruction imitating throughout the country.

University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN’s) Edgewood Campus and Howards Campus, get your students under control.

How much did damage due to student protests cost SA universities?

How much did damage due to student protests cost SA universities? Protesting for free higher education, South Africa students brought universities to a standstill over the last few months. In many cases, #FeesMustFall protesters caused damage by burning university property, looting and vandalism.

Protesting for free higher education, South Africa students brought universities to a standstill over the last few months. In many cases, #FeesMustFall protesters caused damage by burning university property, looting and vandalism.

The breakdown of the damage in Universities of Stellenbosch is R352 000, North West R151 000 000, Limpopo R1 786 294.52, Johannesburg R345 000, Western Cape R46 544 446, Walter Sisulu R351 287.19 and Tshwane University of Technology R5 073 747.73. Damages at Universities of KwaZulu-Natal is R82 000 000, Cape Town R3 200 000, Zululand R4 500 000, Rhodes R250 000, Wits R1 410 223, Free State R2 800 000 and Cape Peninsula University of Technology R 689 850.14

Minister Nzimande noted that the University of South Africa, Central University of Technology, Durban University of Technology and University of Fort Hare had their property damaged, but have not as yet quantified the cost of damage.

Vaal University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, University of Venda, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and University of Pretoria, had no or minor damages to quantify.

 

 

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source:https://africacheck.org/how-to-fact-check/factsheets-and-guides/factsheet-how-much-did-damage-due-to-student-protests-cost-sa-universities/http://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/r300m-cost-damage-universities

Are these the acts of students or barbarians?

I supported the #feesmustfall protest, I particularly respected the manner in which it was conducted – encompassing the diversity from varying backgrounds and the negotiations which led to reform. However, I believe that many are now attempting to boycott this type of “protest vehicle” and use it to the furtherance of their political agenda. A specific political party (to which I will refrain from mentioning) is using the students as mere pawns.

I supported the #feesmustfall protest, I particularly respected the manner in which it was conducted – encompassing the diversity from varying backgrounds and the negotiations which led to reform. However, I believe that many are now attempting to boycott this type of “protest vehicle” and use it to the furtherance of their political agenda. A specific political party (to which I will refrain from mentioning) is using the students as mere pawns.

Student protests should be encouraged however management must respond decisively as it appears that the Media adds fuel to this fire by marketing the protesters grievances and displaying uncivilised behaviour thus giving rise to other national supporters. Therefore, governing bodies should be ready to act swiftly and expel and prosecute those who are participating in criminal damage to their property.

We have a duty to call the burning down and violent protests as acts of barbarianism and not that of the educated. Their lack of creativity and originality in order to make headlines shows that the heritage of their country is secondary in comparison to their demands – hence burning and destroying of our historical buildings and paintings. It’s cheap and its spine chilling to come to realise that these vandals will soon be in places of leadership. We should not support any student destructive protests which are politically motivated by politicians.

 

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picture source: http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/north-west-university-in-south-africa-closed-indefinitely-after-students-burn-buildings-in-council-a6895281.htmlaccessed26/02/16

South Africa’s Universities Shaken

President Jacob Zuma says while he sympathises with protesting university students, their concerns should be brought to management’s attention through the correct means without the use of violence. “(lol)” emphasis mine

Protests over fee increases have forced the suspension of teaching at three of South Africa’s top universities.

Protests have spread from Johannesburg’s Wits University, closed last week after thousands demonstrated on campus, to the universities of Rhodes and Cape Town (UCT).

Wits University agreed to suspend a 10.5% tuition fee increase on Friday, pending negotiations with students.

Protesters argue that poorer, mainly black students would be worst affected.

President Jacob Zuma says while he sympathises with protesting university students, their concerns should be brought to management’s attention through the correct means without the use of violence.

He says the ANC’s long-term objective is free education for all but the issues over fees require both government and the universities input. “It’s a question of all stakeholder coming together to discuss these issues.”

amandla awethu!!!

Source: http://ewn.co.za/2015/10/19/Fee-protests-shuts-down-3-of-SAs-biggest-universities http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34571427