ANC Eastern Cape Chief Whip at Bhisho Mzoleli Mrara moves motion to support #feesmustfall
African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, Mzoleli Mrara, on Thursday moved a motion without notice - in terms of Rule 130 of the Standing Rules of the Legislature, on the student #feesmustfall protests that have engulfed campuses and cities across South Africa.
Mrara’s motion was coincidentally moved at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) - where students are also protesting. The Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature held a sitting there as part of its four day visit to the Metro.
Read the full motion below:
MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE IN TERMS OF RULE 130 OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE LEGISLATURE
I move without notice in terms of Rule 130 of the Standing Rules of the Legislature that this House:
- Noting the ongoing student protests at the Universities under the hashtag #feesmust fall,
- Noting that one of the pillars of the apartheid project was a well-resourced education system for the whites authored by Dr Hendrik Verwoerd who established a Black Education Department in the Department of Native Affairs with blacks being given an education system suitable for them to work for their masters,
- Noting that during apartheid years the people of this country united against Bantu Education under the banner "Education for peoples' power",
- Noting that students mobilised to fight against an evil system of Racism in Education, that discriminated against students, especially black students in all respect in the Universities in the country,
- Noting that today under this democracy, all students across colour enjoy constitutional rights such as the Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Choice and Association.
- Noting that the exorbitant fees charged by the universities are exclusionary for the black majority.
That this House resolves:
- To support the efforts by the student across our universities to fight against the exorbitant fees levied by various Universities,
- Discourage any form of violence and destruction of property by students who are involved in the campaign for the affordable fees,
- Encourage a spirit of dialogue between the students and leadership of various institutions in order to find an amicable and permanent solution,
- Discourage exclusionist approach such as point system, means test and similar tests that are mainly targeting black students,
- Encourage the spirit of consultation between student formations and university management in the budgetary and other processes;
- Encourage that the review of the funding model especially the NSFAS is in order to ensure that it responds to the needs of all the students.
So I Move
By Hon. Mr Mrara
Image: Chuma @Chuma_MZN
How EFF were thrown out of the National Assembly when they joined the #feesmustfall protest courtesy of Tribe2tribes Youtube Channel
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) Chief Executive, Mr. Pepi Silinga has been appointed to the Gauteng Premier’s Economic Advisory Panel for the next two years. Pepi Silinga’s...
Three Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Fine...
The Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit...
Once again teamwork and team spirit prevailed when two...
Many see the decision by South Africa’s governing African...
The Eastern Cape’s renewable energy projects has created...
With the match showing to be a game of two...
Eastcape Training Centre (ETC) celebrates over 40 years in...
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd...
The Warriors slumped to a 44-run loss to the...
- NMMU expresses shock at discriminatory comments allegedly made by staff member
- The Great Moscow Circus Big Top Goes Up at The Boardwalk!!
- Buffalo City Municipality ANC Councillor bunks all meetings since August 2016; DA wants her gone
- Replacing Pravin Gordhan, or his deputy, would carry a heavy cost
- Alexandria man in court for possession of drugs and stolen property worth R120 000