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TUT Classes resume after two-weeks of protests

TUT resumes classes following protests

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Following the protests at the Tshwane University of Technology, students took the initiative to try to speak to the Deputy Vice Chancellor at the main campus in Pretoria West on the 20th February 2019.

In spite of the Administration Building being flooded by security officers to secure the building, students did not back down from raising their concerns and demands of :

  • Students receiving the same amount of financial aid from NSFAS, regardless of being a first-time student or a senior student.
  • Same amount of stationery/book fees.
  • Accommodation with meal fees.
  • For the University to reconsider previous student debt which constricts students from registering this year.

Student’s plea is for their Deputy Vice Chancellor to help them address such issues with the Minister of Education to intervene so that NSFAS can allocate the necessary financial aid for the students.

Although some classes have resumed, students are in dismay and scared on what will become of their future since time has been lost due to the two-week protest.

Students expect changes, and are not willing to back down until their demands to be met.

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Nelson Mandela Day: Uniting to make a difference

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City Waldorf, other student accommodations, social work students from various institutions, and the community of Hillbrow visited the orphanage which houses displaced children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, abandoned and neglected children in the South Africa.

The children were offered food, toys, basic necessities and their orphanage was painted, this was all done through the collaboration of student accommodations, University and high school students, the community including “Spurs” which donated food to the orphanage.

Let us help make everyday a Nelson Mandela day by helping orphanages like “Malaika orphanage centre” to give children a better life, out of the streets, better shelters, help them to go to sleep with a full stomach and allow them have a childhood full of greater unforgettable memories.

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ARVs to be made available for Wits, UJ and TUKS students

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The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, first institution in south Africa to have Antiretrovirals (ARVs) available for students at their student health care facilities.

Other institution such as Wits, Tuks and the UJ are following in same steps, taking the same initiative to ensure that students have access to ARVs and the Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) pill. 

It was reported that these institutions are currently in talks with the Gauteng Department of Health, which has to evaluate the institutions’ health care facilities as well as accredit them. Only after this process will these universities start rolling out the treatment to its students.

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Gauteng Premier envisions a Gauteng where young people are digital savvy

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The Gauteng premier, David Makhura delivered his State of the Province Address yesterday at the University of Johannesburg, SOWETO on Monday.

Taking that the youth unemployment rate was higher in the first quarter irrespective of the educational level, with a record of 52% of the youth aged between (15-24) unemployed, and among graduates in this age group, the unemployment rate is 31%.

During his speech, he took time to touch on the subject of Youth unemployment, promising the youth of Gauteng that 1 million young people will be equipped digital skills in a bid to make Gauteng the silicon valley of Africa.

He mentioned that this was to get South Africa’s youth ready and equipped to be compatible with the fourth industrial revolution.

Another concern has been the number of people in South Africa living with HIV, with young women making up the largest percentage of people within the country living with HIV.

“Our HIV and Aids programme will target specifically young women because that’s where increases on HIV infections are happening.”

Makhura further stated that, the province will ensure that services including infrastructure and maintenance will be made accessible for the youth.

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