As institutions of higher learning prepare to kick start the academic year during this lockdown, some institutions seem to be far from ready.
The three men accused of shooting dead a Coastal KZN TVET College student, Smanga Zulu, will spend their Christmas behind bars as their bail application will only be heard in January 11.
Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has welcomed the arrest of five suspects linked to the murder of Coastal TVET College student Smanga Zulu in KwaZulu-Natal.
Three high profile court cases will be heard in different courts in Limpopo on Friday. The man accused of raping and killing Precious Ramabulana who was a Capricorn TVET student at Botlokwa, will be appearing in the Morebeng Magistrate’s Court.
A 20-year-old TVET student who went missing on 29 August has been found killed at Mokgoloboto village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.
The students from seven provinces across the country returned from China on March 20, where they had been on a year-long internship. On Saturday, they were given a send-off by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.
The South African Union of Students (SAUS) has called on all universities and other institutions such as TVET Colleges to immediately close, to avoid putting students at risk of contracting the coronavirus.
The Limpopo Health Department has allayed fears of possible coronavirus infections in the province. This follows reports that 16 Capricorn TVET college students, who returned from a two-year internship programme in China, had not been thoroughly tested for COVID-19.
Some Central Johannesburg College students are still homeless and now staging a sit-in after being evicted from their residence. They’ve been homeless since last week Tuesday and they say that’s because NFSAS didn’t pay for their accommodation.
Labour union Nehawu has vowed to intensify its strike action at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and community training colleges across the country.