We are tired of living like beggars – Wits students

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- citizen.co.za | 4 months ago

Students at the University of Witwatersrand desperate for funding say they are tired of being given temporary hope and solutions to issues that have reduced them to living like beggars.

This comes after scores of students and members of the institution’s student representative council (SRC) went on a hunger strike early last week. That progressed into a full-blown campus shutdown over their accommodation and financial woes.

Scores of students have been left homeless because the university has opted to prioritise first-year students in on-campus accommodation, while many are also still awaiting Nsfas funds to register.

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