Government working with networks to provision more data for students

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Government working with networks to provision more data for students

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has stated that the government is working with mobile networks for the long-term provision of data to students.

In a media briefing on Monday 18 January, Nzimande said that while networks had provided data to students as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government was tired of "begging" for data during times of crisis and that the provision of data should be long-term.
 

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A commie saying they're tired of begging for something? Next step they will be making it the law to provide free data.
 

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A commie saying they're tired of begging for something? Next step they will be making it the law to provide free data.
Like how banks face 6 months in jail they don't add hand sanitizers to unattended atms.
"Government can't do it, so we force you by law to do it for us."
 

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I will gladly photoshop my old student card if it means my data suddenly rolls over and I can get cheaper data.

Here's a better idea mr government - free up the spectrum so that the providers can give it to us for cheaper in the first place.
 

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I will gladly photoshop my old student card if it means my data suddenly rolls over and I can get cheaper data.

Here's a better idea mr government - free up the spectrum so that the providers can give it to us for cheaper in the first place.

But then they can't stand up at the podium and claim to be the victim anymore when there is no money for even cheap data.
 

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Nope, we demand!

hhah not in SA.

Yep, they're worse than millennials, "we want an also ran award".

I think it's time AI replaced politicians and at vote time you get to vote for the type of AI you'd like to install for the next five years, one's a little bit socially orientated and the other a little capitalism/free market orientated.

Humans and their failings should not be allowed to govern over others!!!
 

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Ironic to hear the guavamint begging. If you did your bloody jobs instead of looting and looking for opportunities to get on the gravy train data wouldn't have been an issue.
 

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But then they can't stand up at the podium and claim to be the victim anymore when there is no money for even cheap data.

I wonder if there was ever a study done, on the level of apathy and just general disdain and unhappiness together with the amount of background stress due to our shitshow of a government - what would be the health effects on the population of south africa.
 

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I wonder if there was ever a study done, on the level of apathy and just general disdain and unhappiness together with the amount of background stress due to our shitshow of a government - what would be the health effects on the population of south africa.

I actually think the results would surprise us all in terms of how it would mirror the socio economic bands as well as cultural bands relatively closely.
 

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The ANC government just dishing out what they cannot give.
The tax payers will have to give the students more data.

Socialism will never work. You cannot have people sitting on their arses doing nothing while the minority must support them.
 

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The ANC government just dishing out what they cannot give.
The tax payers will have to give the students more data.

Socialism will never work. You cannot have people sitting on their arses doing nothing while the minority must support them.

I have absolutely no issue supporting students who need it, but it should have conditions attached to it and that is where things like NSFAS fall apart for me.
 

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I have absolutely no issue supporting students who need it, but it should have conditions attached to it and that is where things like NSFAS fall apart for me.

Asking government to put conditions on anything, does not work. That has been proven over and over again.
The only conditions government understand is BBBEE and that is even failing dismally.....all the SOEs are examples of that.
 

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Asking government to put conditions on anything, does not work. That has been proven over and over again.
The only conditions government understand is BBBEE and that is even failing dismally.....all the SOEs are examples of that.

Unfortunately I know, and its sad. We have a decent system that actually works for disbursing funds and assistance to students who need it in NSFAS, all it requires is a few tweaks to focus on the areas of learning that will best benefit the country, and also put some conditions on the student in terms of responsibility for the money depending on their results etc.
 

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To be honest I don't actually think it's a bad idea.

Register school and university domains in order to access student portals/study material/webinar/recorded classes for free.
 
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