Tsholofelo Wesi
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26 Oct 2015
10:45 am

AfriForum heads to Union Buildings over ‘Afrikaner students’ issues’

Tsholofelo Wesi

AfriForum is expected to be at the Union Buildings on Monday morning to hand over a memorandum to the presidency regarding the fees protest.

Union Buildings in Pretoria. Picture: Department of International Relations, Cooperation/SAPA

According to AfriForum Youth spokesperson Ian Cameron, the #feesmustfall campaign does not represent the interests of all students. Therefore AfriForum Youth representatives from all four historically Afrikaans universities will pay a visit to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

AfriForum Youth will also make the reasons public as to why the organisation did not support the #feesmustfall protests.

“Given the changes that the country’s tertiary education landscape is facing, the government must take notice of Afrikaner students’ issues,” Cameron said.

President Jacob Zuma on Friday announced that the fees for 2016 would be increased by 0%, but students in several universities have argued that only one of their several demands was achieved after a march to the Union Buildings.

They further demanded free education for all and that universities stop the outsourcing of staff and services.

Wits University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib, said that not only was the decision to continue with the #FeesMustFall protest action disappointing, but it would also put in jeopardy the academic futures of many students who would not be able to pass or graduate.

This after EFF student command leader Mpho Morolane yesterday told The Citizen that the protest action will continue indefinitely.