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The cigarette ban has now been in our midst for four months and South Africans have still not seen any luck with getting it lifted. Now, the case is being heard in court again. Many have argued that the ban was not a smart move made by Government and that it has had more consequences than benefits.


The alcohol ban has been ruffling the feathers of many South Africans since it was introduced. Now, medical experts are weighing in on the ban as well. Pick n Pay has also put in a word about it while companies from the sector see major decisions being made whioch negatively impact them.


Covid-19 has completely unsettled everything we knew before. Matrics will now have to wait until April to start University. This virus has also taken away many lives and has affected students and staff in the Higher Education sector greatly with thousands infected and some deaths as well.


Students at Mangosuthu University of Technology have not received laptops, and even data, to take part in online learning. This is a major setback for these students and they want their concerns heard. They believe they are experiencing the effects of corruption at the University.

the conversation

Across the world, the higher education sector is changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conversation Africa’s Nontobeko Mtshali asked vice-chancellors from three South African universities to share their insights about what these changes could mean for the country’s higher education landscape.





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