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MTN and Telkom to Give Students Free Data

Telecommunications giants MTN and Telkom are giving students access to academic materials online at no cost as #FeesMustFall protests rage on across the country.

MTN chief executive Mteto Nyati said they would allow university students free access to university websites in order to access online content. Telkom said this was part of its ongoing commitment to supporting education.

Police and Security on Wits Campuses

Police and a full security contingent will be on all Wits University campuses on Tuesday as lectures resume.

“It is not ideal to attend classes with police at the doors of learning, but I am left with no choice,” vice chancellor Adam Habib said in a statement on Monday.

The full security presence was due to the harassment of some staff on Monday. He apologised to staff members who were intimidated, threatened, and forced to leave their offices earlier in the day.

SAHRC Probes Dlamini for Hate Speech

The axed president of the student representative council at University of the Witwatersrand, Mcebo Dlamini, is being investigated by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after several complaints were laid with the watchdog.

SAHRC spokesperson, Isaac Mangena, confirmed that after a number of complaints the commission was investigating whether Dlamini’s comments were tantamount to hate speech or incitement to violence.

SHAWCO: International and Accommodation Coordinator

SHAWCO is a student-run, nonprofit community outreach organisation, independent from, and based at the university of Cape Town. SHAWCO’s mission is to practice and promote responsible citizenship in the South African context through Health, Education and Social Entrepreneurship initiatives. SHAWCO creates a supportive space for experiential learning and teaching, addressing inequality through innovative and sustainable approaches to community engagement.

SHAWCO seeks to appoint an International and Accommodation Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

Wits Student Leaders Meets with Management

Fifteen student leaders are expected to meet to negotiate free education with Wits University management in Solomon House on Thursday morning.

There are strict controls in place at entrances by security and everyone who enters must prove they are a student by presenting their student cards.

There is a heavy police presence with police sniffer dogs and dozens of officers making their rounds on campus.

Wits' Senate says the academic calendar will be extended by two weeks.
 

Ramphele in Support of Student Activists

Current student activists don't need to use violence to make their voices heard, activist and former politician, Mamphela Ramphele, said in a lecture at Stellenbosch University.
 
"Self-esteem is required. You don't need violence and you don't need to threaten. Just walk in and they will take notice," she told a student at the annual e'Bosch Prestige Lecture.
 

NSFAS Issues Call for 2016 Applications

While government scrambles to free up funds to make up for a shortfall caused by the announcement of a freeze in university fee increases‚ the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) issued a final call for 2016 applications for funding.

Those needing assistance to study at selected public universities and technical vocation and education teaching (TVET) colleges in the 2016 academic year have until 30 November 2015 to submit applications.

Rioting Leads UKZN to Close for Two Days

Students at the University of Kwazulu-Natal’s Westville campus have stoned cars and set fire to buildings on campus‚ prompting the institution to announce it was halting lectures.
 
The protests‚ are believed to be related to student fees.
 
The university states that its security staff and police were on the scene to bring the situation under control.
 

SHAWCO: Registered Dispensing Nurse

SHAWCO is a student-run, nonprofit community outreach organisation, independent from, and based at the university of Cape Town. SHAWCO’s mission is to practice and promote responsible citizenship in the South African context through Health, Education and Social Entrepreneurship initiatives. SHAWCO creates a supportive space for experiential learning and teaching, addressing inequality through innovative and sustainable approaches to community engagement.

SHAWCO seeks to appoint a Registered Dispensing Nurse, based in Cape Town.

Student Sponsorship Programme: Scholar Recruitment Officer

Since 2000, the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP), a nonprofit trust that has provided educational opportunities to hundreds of talented South African students from low-income families to attend the best secondary schools in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SSP seeks to appoint a Scholar Recruitment Officer (SRO), based in Johannesburg.

The SRO will build the SSP into a leading high school scholarship programme of choice by attracting the best scholars from low income households and communities to attend leading South African secondary schools.

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