April 26, 2017

ANCYL Provincial Chairperson Makalo Mohale

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The ANC Youth League in the Free State this week came out in full support of students demanding no-fee university education. The league says the private sector – the chief consumer of skills produced by universities – must come to the party and bankroll universities to enable every eligible young South African to attend the tertiary schools free of charge. To find out exactly how, in the league’s view, private firms – many with significant foreign shareholding – could be made to use shareholder’s money to fund the public institutions, The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi took time to speak to league…

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SADTU’s Makhoalane Bricks Moloi

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A video of a teacher being manhandled by three students in full school uniform in a classroom went viral on social media this week. It has not yet been established at which school the incident happened but it is believed the cell phone footage was taken recently by another student sitting in class. The incident has been roundly condemned by teacher organisations in the country who feel teachers are not well protected in their work environment. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni sought the views of South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) provincial secretary Makhoalane Bricks Moloi on the matter and what…

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SALGA’s Zanoxolo Futwa

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The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in the Free State this week started rolling out its integrated induction programme for the newly appointed councillors. The programme is aimed at giving the councillors an insight into the work that awaited them over their five-year team. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni sought further explanation on what the induction entailed and how important it was from SALGA provincial executive officer Zanoxolo Futwa. Excerpts: Can you please give an outline of the integrated induction programme for councillors and why it is necessary? It is customary for SALGA that after every local government election, such…

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