Zuma to release fees commission report

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The Presidency has confirmed that President Jacob Zuma will release the much-awaited higher education fees commission report this week.

The statement follows renewed protests on university campuses with students demanding the urgent release of the report which is reported to have been leaked.

According to the report, free tertiary education will not be feasible in the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, the High Court in Cape Town will on Monday hear an application for an interdict against protesting students at the University of Cape Town.

The institution’s management brought the application following numerous disruptions.

Students are demanding free education and the release of the report, which Zuma received in August.

UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola says that UCT’s application for an interdict against unlawful protest action was heard this past Thursday and postponed in the Western Cape High Court.

“The court will hear submissions from the students and from the executive. The case will go ahead as per the order of court. UCT awaits the outcome of the legal proceedings,” says Moholola.