THE chancellors of 14 universities, including retired Constitutional Court Justice Dikgang Moseneke, have added their voice to the fees protests and called for the academic programme to resume as a solution is being sought on the standoff.The list of chancellors, who are traditionally the ceremonial heads of universities, is dominated by some of the country’s foremost luminaries including Supreme Court of Appeal Judge President Lex Mpati (Rhodes University), Judge President Bernard Ngoepe (University of South Africa), former finance minister Trevor Manuel (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) and ANC treasurer Dr Zweli Mkhize (University of KwaZulu-Natal).In a statement issued late on Friday night, following a week of turmoil at the country’s universities, the chancellors have made an urgent appeal for a solution to the fees crisis which threatens to unravel the remaining academic year."The current academic year must be allowed to take its normal course to the end whilst we all ...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.