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21 January 2017
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14 Dec 2016
UCT announces 8% fee increase for 2017
The University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday announced an 8% tuition fee increase for the 2017 academic year. The decision to increase the tuition and accommodation fees was taken during the...
13 Dec 2016
UCT: UCT fees decision considers needs of students from lower-income families
Keeping in mind the importance of students’ commitment to fee-free education and the urgent economic position of academically qualified students who cannot afford higher education, the University...
05 Dec 2016
The Save South Africa Campaign with Sipho Pityana
Save South Africa convener Sipho Pityana joins Polity's Sane Dhlamini to discuss the Save South Africa campaign. Save South Africa is a campaign made up of organisations, civil society groups,...
23 Nov 2016
Save South Africa from Zuma: Pityana
Launching a public motion of no confidence petition against President Jacob Zuma, Sipho Pityana on Wednesday urged South Africans to save the country from the president whom he said “has broken the...
16 Nov 2016
Save South Africa taking campaign to provinces
The Save South Africa campaign is taking its call for President Jacob Zuma to step down to provinces around the country, starting with the Eastern Cape on Wednesday. "The struggle to save South...
11 Nov 2016
Worst ANC president ever will be removed - Pityana
AngloGold Ashanti chairperson Sipho Pityana says the African National Congress’s (ANC's) worst president ever will be removed, and that the country needs to prepare for a post-President Jacob Zuma...
Rediscovering democracy
Since the shocking events of the 9/12 last year when President Jacob Zuma made the fatal error of removing – seemingly with the prior knowledge of his friends outside of government – Finance...
08 Nov 2016
Zuma to face fifth motion of no confidence on Thursday
President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday face his fifth motion of no confidence since 2012 after Speaker Baleke Mbete agreed to a debate called for by the Democratic Alliance. “I wish to inform you...
DA: Mmusi Maimane says Motion of No Confidence debate confirmed for this Thursday
Eventually, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has confirmed in writing that the Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be debated in Parliament on Thursday, 10...
04 Nov 2016
The death knell of Zuma's rule echoes transitions elsewhere in Africa
Sometime after the next South African president is sworn in, the country will look back on the Jacob Zuma years and reflect on the two defining moments of this period of degeneration: the Marikana...
02 Nov 2016
Zuma must explain to us why he should not resign, says Pityana
President Jacob Zuma must explain to the country why he should still stay in his position following recent developments in the country, says Anglogold Ashanti chairperson Sipho Pityana. "We are at...
Business finds voice, but holds back from calling for Zuma’s head
In an action that is unprecedented since the advent of democracy in South Africa, organised business has united with religious and civil society groups behind a campaign, known as Save South...
Release ‘state capture’ report now: Pityana
The contentious report compiled by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela into allegations of “state capture” must be released forthwith, outspoken former foreign affairs director-general and Save...
27 Oct 2016
Finance minister plugs some gaps, but South African economy is still precarious
South Africa’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan presented the country’s 2016 medium term budget amid rising economic challenges marked by low growth, a crisis in higher education funding and fears...
25 Oct 2016
Save SA aims for 'maximum impact' protests over Gordhan
A campaign by Save South Africa has been flooded with messages of support since making a call for a people’s assembly to discuss state capture. South Africans have been offering to help the...
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