Students picket outside Parliament

Students picket outside Parliament

About a 100 students and workers from the University of Cape Town held a picket outside of Parliament on Monday afternoon.


The students are holding placards reading “Free Education” and “Down with labour broking”.

Mandisa Stuurman, a shopsteward from the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), said students helped them secure a deal which would see workers from six services insourced at the university.

“We hope in six months time to be working for the university because of the students,” Stuurman said.

“We are here today to support the students for free education so we are here together in the struggle.”

Stuurman said she had two children, aged 12 and six, and was hoping the students succeeded in their quest for free education as the current fees would exclude her children from attending university.

“My children – they would benefit from this. By the time they are coming, there will be no fees and that would be a good outcome,” she said. - ANA

(File photo)

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