Kabelo Chabalala
4 minute read
26 May 2020
5:27 pm

Higher education plans remind us equality is a myth in SA

Kabelo Chabalala

Minister Nzimande, the address you gave inspires little hope and shows how detached you and your whole team are from the realities of the many poor students you claim to represent and care for. 

Kabelo Chabalala.

I listened to Motsweding FM, an SABC radio station based in Mahikeng, North West province, last week. Their weekday 6am to 7am shows focused on the challenges faced by university students from the villages. Many of the callers and message senders were first-year students. The most common challenge they have is access to a strong and non-buffering network. Through this persistent problem of signal, the frustrated students spoke about how they have missed most of their lectures. They are frustrated. They haven’t adjusted to the ways in which assessments are conducted or marked. Already they are missing lectures. Varsity culture...