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Daily Podcast – January 09, 2018

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Daily Podcast – January 09, 2018

9th January 2018

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer


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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Making headlines: Universities SA says the country will have a fee-based, not 'free' education in 2018, Zimbabwe opposition leader says time for "new hands" to lead And, Ramaphosa says land restoration will not be 'smash and grab' 



Universities SA says the country will have a fee-based

South Africa will still have a fee-based tertiary education system after government implements its new funding scheme, Universities South Africa said.
USAF CEO Ahmed Bawa explained the practicalities around how "free education" would be implemented following a meeting with the Department of Higher Education and Training yesterday.


Bawa explained that each university will still set its own fees, to be approved by the institution's council, which will then be paid by bursaries funded by the Department of Higher Education.

Meanwhile, EFF leader Julius Malema said the lack of infrastructure to implement President Jacob Zuma's fee-free education plan should not be a barrier used to deny the poor access to higher education.


Zimbabwe opposition leader says time for "new hands" to lead

Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai said yesterday it was time for the older generation to step back and allow "new hands" to lead, raising prospects of leadership change in the party.

Tsvangirai disclosed in June 2016 that he had cancer and has spent weeks in a South African hospital receiving treatment.

Pictures of a frail Tsvangirai meeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded Robert Mugabe in November after he was eased from office by a de facto military coup, have increased calls that he consider giving way to a new opposition leader.


Ramaphosa says land restoration will not be 'smash and grab'

The process of restoring land to previously disadvantaged South Africans will be conducted with great care, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

He was speaking at the gravesite of Chief Albert Luthuli yesterday, following a number of wreath-laying ceremonies at the gravesites of former ANC presidents, where a number of senior ANC officials were in attendance ahead of the ANC's 106th-year anniversary in East London this coming weekend.

Ramaphosa strongly backed the returning of land to black South Africans reiterating that the process of land restoration would not be a "smash and grab" operation.

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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