Monthly Archives: January 2019

EFF warns of ‘maximum’ ‘anarchy’ if government doesn’t scrap university registration fees

The EFF Student Command leader held a press conference in which he also called for NSFAS to be scrapped. The EFF Students Command (EFFSC) held a press conference on Monday at the party’s headquarters in Braamfontein where they listed a series of demands, including the shut down of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Other demands included that “no students

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South Africa is most spammed country in Africa

Truecaller has released findings from its Truecaller Insights report, a look into the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2018. Nuisance and unsolicited calls are on the rise around the globe, with Truecaller Insights report revealing that within large markets such as South Africa, Brazil, and India, the average Truecaller user receives more than 22 spam calls each

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Forest Whitaker more scared of playing Desmond Tutu than Idi Amin

Hollywood star Forest Whitaker has played hitmen, gangsters, and bloodthirsty dictator Idi Amin. But nothing scared him more than portraying South African Nobel peace prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the new film The Forgiven. “I was very intimidated, really afraid,” the legendary actor said as the film opened in Europe. “I asked myself: ‘Can I do this?’ A number of

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Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines

The Competition Commission has urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools. In a statement issued on the first day of school of the 2019 academic year, the Competition Commission said schools adhering to the school uniform guidelines would be complying with the Competition Act and ensuring that uniforms become reasonable and

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Portfolio Committee to engage students on 2019 registration

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training will invite university students to indicate their concerns experienced during the registration period, says committee chairperson Connie September. In a statement issued on Tuesday, September said this was part of efforts to ensure there is a smooth and peaceful start to the 2019 academic year. “They are an important stakeholder and the

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