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Daily Podcast – November 03, 2017

3rd November 2017

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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Making headlines: Wits students plan university-wide shutdown on Friday, ConCourt to rule on constitutionality of affirmative action and BEE And, Malema calls for cutting all ties with 'apartheid' Israel

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

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Wits students plan university-wide shutdown on Friday

The University of the Witwatersrand said it had increased security as it remained adamant that university activities and examinations would go ahead, despite calls for a shutdown by the student representative council.

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Wits university spokesperson Shirona Patel told a news agency that management was aware that some students are indicating that they want to protest tomorrow.

The incumbent SRC, led by the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command, met with students yesterday afternoon to discuss the shutdown of the university following reports in the City Press last Sunday that the much-anticipated Fees Commission report would not deliver on the hopes of fee-free higher education.

ConCourt to rule on constitutionality of affirmative action and BEE

Justice Minister Michael Masutha's legal representative argued in the Constitutional Court yesterday that the Department of Justice's racial quota system ensures access to work for black people and women.

Head of Solidarity's Centre for Fair Labour Practices Anton van der Bijl said the hearing comes after the Western Cape High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Solidarity and Saripa following the abolition of the Department of Justice's appointment policy insofar as liquidators are concerned.

The appeals court in December 2016 found that the policy was unlawful and invalid.

Malema calls for cutting all ties with 'apartheid' Israel

EFF leader Julius Malema has called for the closure of the Israeli embassy in South Africa and for South Africa to close its embassy in Israel, in solidarity with Palestine.

At a picket outside the Israeli embassy in Pretoria yesterday, Malema called for support for the people of Palestine in their fight against "apartheid Israel", which, Malema said, was oppressing Palestine and depriving its people of their land.

He said this was a struggle all too familiar in South Africa.

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