Students are flocking to tertiary institutions to try and secure places for the new academic year.
There are long queues outside the University of Johannesburg’s Auckland Park campus as students wait to register.
At Wits University there are no long queues.
Institutions of higher learning have made it clear that they will not accept any walk-in applications. This follows the EFF’s call on prospective students to turn-up at institutions of their choice to register.
This was in response to President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on free higher education for students from poor households.
A disgruntled parent spoke to SABC News at Wits University where she had accompanied her daughter who had gone to register.
“I’m here with my daughter … there are things that I’m not happy about especially with Wits. They knew very well that learners wrote matric but they only reserved space for 5 000 learners only, which I think is unfair,” says a parent.