EFF Students Command demands fee-free registration at universities… or else

Emjay

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I don’t know about globally, but with so many uneducated, poor and homeless South Africans, it’s definitely on the increase. And as I say, who can blame people with fsck all falling in behind an organisation that promises land and jobs?

The ANC have completely messed things up. If they’d cared for the people instead of themselves, this would not be happening because real change would now be evident if they’d introduced these policies in the 90s.
Well, on the rise globally on the left. With many countries embracing right wing governments, it is debatable if it is a very popular global trend.
 

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F*cktards have now delayed my registration for Hons at UNISA while they run amock as usual...

No end to these savages. Screw 'em all I say until they learn the meaning of decency and respect for others.
 

ForceFate

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Don't think many of them care... or understand...
It's difficult to see with government portraying image of prosperity. Furthermore, statue procurement announcement by eThekwini paints false picture of what's going on in the country.
 

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I don't get trying to solve one stupid problem by creating another. Live ammo, for protesters? Really? Deal with them yes. Tear gas, arrests, water cannon, rubber bullets....but mass slaughter?
I quite agree. Free Helicopter rides for all.

They can even learn about gravity and how it is a western social construct designed to oppress black people and woman on their trip .
 

Fulcrum29

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"Part of [the] sizofunda ngenkani (we will study by force) campaign includes free education for all.
Study by force, but they cry about curriculums being too hard.

If the department failed to respond, they would have no other choice but to take to the streets, he warned.
They can start by cleaning it up.
 

Gingerbeardman

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Frankly, people bitching and moaning about the cost of education have a point. None of our educational systems have managed to keep up with the times. Since the digital revolution, education should cost a fraction of what it does today, and the only reason it doesn't is because the people who should be developing these systems are also the institutions with the most to lose from such a system being put in place.
 

PoppieChoffel

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This has been mentioned above, but this gets my goat:

"You would understand that the majority of our students are under the bracket of R350 000 and below and those are now accommodated in the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. No one from them is expected to pay any registration and that's where we stand," Mjajubana said.
So, they're threatening violence if the registration fees for those who can technically afford it, are not waived?

*sigh*
 

Spizz

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Everything for free. Sounds like a wonderful Utopian dream these guys have been sold.
“Free” education for those who cannot afford it was the one thing that could have been done years ago that would have given us a healthy outlook today. It’s not about free, it’s about addressing the past and giving chances for those who would otherwise not have due to no fault of their own.

A structured government department that works on means testing and helping bright children progress when they can’t afford otherwise because their parents never had the opportunities they should be given today.

It’s a backbone of much of Europe and is one reason the continent is healthy and prosperous. I’m a fortune beneficiary myself and landed a degree thanks to government help and low interest student loans which I paid back after earning a certain amount.

The time for implementation was during the honeymoon period of the 90s and we’d be reaping the benefits now. Unfortunately, the time has past and the rise of socialism and communist thinking is inevitable as the massive gulfs still exist.
 

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It's difficult to see with government portraying image of prosperity. Furthermore, statue procurement announcement by eThekwini paints false picture of what's going on in the country.
Trust me, it doesn't paint a false picture...
The municipality is being lambasted from all sides for the statues... the recording contract is a bit more iffy with certain segments supporting it but it is also generally being lambasted.
 

Kosmik

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Trust me, it doesn't paint a false picture...
The municipality is being lambasted from all sides for the statues... the recording contract is a bit more iffy with certain segments supporting it but it is also generally being lambasted.
Quite frankly if the Anc wants to erect statues or do recording deals, fine BUT the ANC must pay for it, not the rates payers and they can pay a damn rental too for display space etc.
 

ToxicBunny

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Quite frankly if the Anc wants to erect statues or do recording deals, fine BUT the ANC must pay for it, not the rates payers and they can pay a damn rental too for display space etc.
The problem we have now is two different sets of statues are being conflated (I'm not saying you are doing this, I've just seen it on faceboob). The ones on the M4 are paid for by the ANC in relation to their "party" this weekend...

The R20m ones are being paid for by the Parks department of the city, and THAT is unacceptable.
 

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Since the digital revolution, education should cost a fraction of what it does today
Computers cost money, even more than books, since one book can service a number of people (through a library) whereas in a modern university, virtually every student needs their own computer. And bandwidth. And still needs books. And equipment that didn't exist 50 years ago.
 

Kosmik

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Computers cost money, even more than books, since one book can service a number of people (through a library) whereas in a modern university, virtually every student needs their own computer. And bandwidth. And still needs books. And equipment that didn't exist 50 years ago.
A basic tablet can be had for under R1k. What more do they need?
 

Gingerbeardman

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Computers cost money, even more than books, since one book can service a number of people (through a library) whereas in a modern university, virtually every student needs their own computer. And bandwidth. And still needs books. And equipment that didn't exist 50 years ago.
You can read and write on a smartphone. If you aren't being a snob you can buy one pretty cheaply these days. As for the books, that's exactly the sort of obsolete infrastructure I was talking about.
 
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