Students must finish their studies and go to work — not become "career students". This was the advice of President Jacob Zuma to members of the South African Student Congress (Sasco) when he delivered his keynote address during the national Right To Learn Rally held at Mangosuthu University of Technology on Friday evening. "We must never have career students or student veterans who do not finish their studies but come back for gatekeeping‚" warned Zuma to rapturous applause. Zuma‚ who was seven hours late‚ also encouraged students to study to create jobs rather than to study to get employment. Earlier in the day Zuma had been at the launch of Operation Phakisa and had an impromptu media briefing on the so-called xenophobic tensions in Pretoria. His plane would not take off and he had to take a commercial flight‚ he said. When he entered the Seme Hall‚ students cheered and sang: "Pravin‚ Madonsela Wenzeni uZuma‚ awuphendule usitshele wenzeni uZuma wena ubulawa ipropaganda" (Pravin‚ M...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now