Nzimande continues with talks over funding, outsourcing
The higher education dept says several universities are still dealing with protests over funding.
CAPE TOWN Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande is continuingdiscussions with various organisationsover university funding and outsourcing issues.
Last year, violent student demonstrations were seen across the country as students took a stand against proposed tuition fee hikes.
Briefing Parliaments Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, the departments deputy Director-General Diane Parker told Members of Parliament that several universities including Wits and Unisa,are still dealingwith protests.
Parker says Nzimande is intervening to avoid protests spreading.
He also met with the SRCs [of various universities] and this was really to inform the students of the developments and intervention. Also to have discussions about the medium to long-term challenges and how we would deal with those.
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Yesterday, the department said it was putting measures in place to ensure the academic year at universities in the country is not disrupted.
Parker told the portfolio committee that several universities are still dealing with protests calling for the scrapping of registration fees and outsourcing of services.