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Sakinah Samuels and Alan Hammond


A UCT lecturer's comments about Adolf Hitler in a lecture to first year political studies students has lead to an investigation by the university - and many calls for Dr Lwazi Lushaba to be suspended. The lecturer, who is well known for his strident views, seemed to defend Hitler's genocide which lead to the execution of over 6 million people.


It is less than one year since the first case of the new virus, Covid-19 was identified in South Africa and the first batch of vaccine to protect against the infection has landed in the country.  President Cyril Ramaphosa will be speaking to the country again tonight with an update on the vaccine programme, and maybe, just maybe, updates on the lockdown regulations. 


A civil war seems to be raging at the student financial aid scheme with some staff supporting the Administrator, Dr Randall Carolissen and others supporting their union's calls for him to be removed.  The battle moved from the picket outside the head office to parliament this week (virtually at least) as the portfolio committee sat through 5 hours of allegations and denials. 


NSFAS has closed their walk-in centres as a preventative measure against the spread of the Coronavirus. Staff from the head office were sent home for the day so that the office could be disinfected as a safety measure.  However NSFAS management stressed that students will still be supported and they can contact NSFAS, with enquiries handled via email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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