The University of Johannesburg says out of 200 000 applications, it will only be able to take 10 500 new applicants for the 2020 academic year.
Labour union NUMSA has accused the University of Johannesburg of outsourcing services while its workers are on strike.
The Democratic Alliance ‘s Joburg mayoral candidate in the upcoming local government elections, Dr. Mpho Phalatse, says service delivery is currently at a snail’s pace in the city and she will fix that if elected.
Universities across the country have had to once again move teaching and learning to online platforms and shut campuses as the country faces the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
A large contingent of police has been deployed to block all roads leading to the North West University’s Mahikeng campus. Protesting students have barricaded the entrance to the campus with burning tyres as part of the students’ national action to protest against financial exclusion.
The South African Police Service has refuted reports that its members shot and wounded a university student during the financial exclusion protest in Johannesburg today.
A female student has been admitted to hospital after she was shot and wounded in the leg allegedly by police firing live ammunition during protests that have intensified in Johannesburg. Several students have also been arrested.
The Higher Education Department says it is in communication with Wits University management over Wednesday’s protests during which a man was shot dead and two students wounded in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
A small group of students from Wits University is continuing with their protest action in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
The SRC at the University of Venda in Limpopo says the process of distributing laptops and other items for online learning to students has not yet started.