Sasco calls for mass strike

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iol pic sa NSFAS-funds-strike INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS File photo: UNISA students on strike over NSFAS's lack of funds. Picture: Oupa Mokoena

Johannesburg -

The South African Students Congress on Sunday called for mass student protests to express dissatisfaction over the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and registration.

“No registration at the universities until all students are given equal opportunities,” president Ntutuko Makhombothi told reporters in Johannesburg.

The organisation was complaining about a lack of funds from NSFAS.

Makhombothi said the financial aid scheme's lack of funds prohibited poor prospective students from gaining access to higher learning.

He called on South African students to rally behind their action.

“Everything we have achieved (in this country) was through united actions,” he said. - Sapa

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