August 17, 2016.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Kimberley Smuts.
EFF avoided Winnie Mandela during coalition discussions
IFP explains union with DA and EFF as a marriage
And, Higher education legislation outdated
The leadership of the EFF says they avoided speaking to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during coalition discussions as they knew she would want them to work with the ANC.
EFF leader Julius Malema told reporters in Alexandra yesterday that he avoided her calls because he could not say no to her.
Malema, who has a soft spot for the struggle icon, said they were ready to take any criticism Madikizela-Mandela may have had to dish out to them.
The IFP NEC member Narend Singh said yesterday the party had chosen to work with the DA and EFF in hung municipalities in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, comparing their new-found co-operation to a marriage.
Singh was speaking at a press conference at the party's offices in Parliament, where he said the three parties agreed on basic principles for local governance.
Legislation regulating higher education was outdated and needed to be amended, the higher education department said yesterday.
The department’s chief director for legislative services Eben Boshoff said there had been a lot of criticism against the current legislation.
He was presenting a draft bill to Parliament’s select committee on education and recreation, which would amend the Higher Education Act of 1997 in 14 key areas.
These included incorporating transformation goals, inserting new definitions and changing existing ones, such as “technikons”, and making provision for new institutions, such as higher education colleges.
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