Wednesday, October 03, 2007

S.A. universities: fight for your right...

I am frustrated. Students at the University of the Witwatersrand were shot at with rubber bullets as they attempt to protest against the hike in next year's tuition rates. How ridiculous. You have some of your intellectuals and leaders at one of the top universities in the country with the inability to protest and speak up for their rights to education. I ask those who still represent tertiary education or part of student bodies to support the Wits students with emails, publicly denouncing violence on this protest and messages to these institutions that these are not radical, weapon toting hooligans... these are your future leaders who wish to voice their frustration with the difficult undemocratic S.A. system.

1 comment:

Maxwell C. Eblaghie, PhD, CRO said...

Hey Digs,

Chin up, and keep the "fight" going. There's something to be said growing up in the U.S. and Canada where we enjoy all the "freedom" the rights to which every human is born. Countries like SA will continue to have these growing pains before they will bear fruit -- collectively as a nation -- to the same gem their Western counterparts have so long embraced.

Keep safe!

Your friend,
Max