Students declare national shutdown, Acting PP to meet Higher Education Minister

#eNCA​ reporter Manqoba Mchunu is at the University of Johannesburg. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Students have declared a national shutdown over financial exclusion.

Acting Public Protect, Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka will be meeting with the Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande on Tuesday.

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The meeting is aimed at finding solutions to the ongoing university student protests.

Gcaleka also plans to visit several universities over the next few weeks as part of her intervention efforts.

Student organisations have continued with their national shutdown at higher education institutions over student debt.

The South African Human Rights Commission and National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, will also be joining the conversation.


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