7 September 2017

South Africa: Burning Libraries Is Not Going to Take SA Forward - Minister Blade Nzimande

Burning a public library because you are demanding a clinic is not going to take South Africa forward, Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, said on Thursday.

"Students must look after this accommodation properly because if they do not look after it, they would be acting in a very selfish way to say 'it is good for us but we do not care in what condition we leave it', and this deprives future generations of safe and comfortable accommodation," said Nzimande.

Nzimande was delivering a keynote address at the handing over of a newly renovated building at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital to the University of the Witwatersrand.

The university would be leasing the 300-bed building as student residence until December to address the urgent need for accommodation.

Nzimande urged South Africans to protect public property.

Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa agreed with Nzimande and called on students to use the facilities responsibly.

"[This is to ensure that] those that come after us will find them [facilities] in good condition, for them to have the same opportunities," she said.

Ramokgopa encouraged students to continue engaging the government on student related issues.

Source: News24

South Africa

Will Public Health Choke If SA Can Legally Toke?

The country may soon begin growing medical marijuana but it will have to meet national guidelines to crack the legal… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 News24Wire. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.