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Solidarity Movement announces 10-point plan on university sector

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  … Read more

Higher Education Bill a threat to academic excellence – Solidarity Movement

Increasing state control over public universities poses an increasing threat to academic freedom, institutional independence, quality university education and quality research. This is the opinion expressed by Solidarity Movement Chairperson Flip Buys today after the controversial Higher Education Amendment Bill has just been passed by Parliament. Buys warned that the  … Read more

Campus violence: Solidarity warns against second Marikana

There are direct similarities between the current spate of student protest action and the Marikana incident that took place in August 2012. This warning comes from Solidarity General Secretary Gideon du Plessis. Du Plessis also warned that if student protest leaders should continue to stir up strife and to romanticise  … Read more

Solidarity concerned about continued unrest on campuses

Trade union Solidarity today expressed its concern about the ongoing unrest on university campuses, as well as the impact on its members and other university staff. The trade union further added that it was acting proactively in order to limit the impact of the ongoing tensions at universities on its  … Read more

Universities must protect staff, Solidarity sends warning

The trade union Solidarity is currently taking legal action to compel universities to ensure the appropriate protection of Solidarity’s members and other staff. This follows after staff and students had to endure extensive violence and vigilante behaviour on campuses over the past few days. “Over the past few days, staff  … Read more

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