Sasco calls for go-slow over student demands

Sasco calls for go-slow over student demands

The South African Students Congress wants students to partake in a national "go-slow" instead of full-blown protests, until all student demands as listed in the memorandum handed over to the ANC Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe last week have been addressed.


Last Friday, after days of protests at universities across the country calling for a 0% fee increment, President Jacob Zuma announced that fees will not increase at varsities next year.

However, students are not satisfied, saying free quality education is the ultimate victory.

Sasco KwaZulu-Natal secretary, Phinda Mofokeng says they have now decided that a go-slow is a better option, as students are currently writing their year-end exams.

"We believe that branches are implementing a go-slow. Students must prepare for examinations and must also be on go-slow. So, it's a matter of not disrupting but also at the same time not fully participating.

"The president's determination is the only way to go because now we're only left with the issue of making a policy for free education," he said.

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