Dear Grade 12 parents, Many of you have e-mailed or inboxed me with the same question: “My child is in Grade 12 and has been accepted into university. But, with all the troubles on the campuses, where do I send my child?”  Let me say first of all that this is one of the toughest questions to answer in these turbulent times. I understand your concerns. You want your child to be safe and secure at all times, and the burning buildings and violence on campuses must surely put your nerves on edge. You have made huge sacrifices to enable your child to attend university, and you do not want to discover in October or November that you have lost more than R200000 in total costs since your child could not finish the academic year because of constant disruptions. I really do understand. Some parents told me this week that they are taking their children out of university and sending them overseas to study at US or European institutions. I also know parents who cannot afford to send their childr...

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