Wits vice-chancellor Adam Habib talks about how the university is handling the immediate challenges of the funding crisis, and some ideas for a long-term solution.

Adam Habib is Wits University vice-chancellor. BUSINESS DAY TV: The 2017 academic year has kicked off at Wits University. After last year’s protests and disruptions the situation seems pretty stable, despite most universities pushing through an 8% increase in tuition fees for the year. So has the issue of fees now been resolved or is this the calm before the storm? Wits vice-chancellor Adam Habib joins us now in the News Leader studio. Adam … all calm on the western campus, or the western front so to speak? Do you expect it to remain so or do you still expect some push-back this year? ADAM HABIB: For now it’s all calm, we’re now five weeks into operations and we’ve had no significant protest. I think … it really does depend on what happens in the broader political environment that will determine how events actually play out within the university. The fees issues are three separate matters. One is the 8%, which as you know, government has agreed to pay for all of those under R600,000...

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