In light of the protests at institutions of higher learning in the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West, there is clearly a need for government to take immediate action.

Every year students take to the streets to voice their frustrations and every year their protests fall on deaf ears. The reality is that nothing significant has been done to address the issues faced by new and returning students, including historic debt, poor infrastructure, late National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) payouts and registration fees...

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