On Wednesday, in Centurion, the Solidarity Movement will announce its 10-point plan regarding the crises in the university sector.
The Solidarity Movement, which includes Solidarity, AfriForum, AfriForum Youth and Solidarity Helping Hand, insists, among other things, that the universities should be reopened immediately after the recess. The Movement represents thousands of students, university staff members and parents who work hard to provide university education for their children and who want to see that the academic year resumes urgently.
According to Flip Buys, Chairperson of the Solidarity Movement, it is unacceptable that a small minority of unruly students is depriving the majority of students of their right to study. We demand that the safety of students, staff members and the public be guaranteed by the universities, and that strict measures be taken against groups that intimidate students or lecturers or damage property. As the academic year should be resumed immediately after the recess, there must be a negotiated settlement between all parties concerned with regard to study costs.
The plan will be explained in detail during the press conference, and includes issues such as: legal implications, study costs and pro-study seminars.
The panel will comprise:
- Flip Buys (Chairperson of the Solidarity Movement)
- Kallie Kriel (Chief Executive of AfriForum)
- Danie Brink (Chief Executive of Solidarity Helping Hand)
- Henrico Barnard (Candidate for the position of Chairperson of Tuks SRC)