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DASO is there to frustrate poor blacks | Dzangano la matshudeni DASO lo itelwa u kandeledza matshudeni a vharema vha shayaho #UCTShutDown 

Simbarashe Nyatsanza


Translated by: Phethani Madzivhandila

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U di sendedzela kule kha ndingedzo dza u toda u vala gudedzi la ntha la Univeristy of Cape Town zwi kho disa mbilahedzo dzi sa fheli vhukuma. Izwi zwi da nga murahu ha musi yunivesithi ya kapa yo thoma nyambedzano dza u sumbedza vhuthihi na u kwamea nga u bvalwa ha gudedzi la Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Gudedzi ili lone li kati na migwalabo ya u todana na pfunzo ya mahala kha pfunzo dza ntha magudedzini akha lino.

Kha tshitatamennde tsho nwalwaho kha siatari la Facebook ya Daso-UCT ,vho nwala vha tshi to zwi bvisela khagala uri vhone avha kho di sendekamisa na migwalabo iyi saizwi itshi nga engedzedza u sa lingana ha vhathu shangoni. Fhedzi haa ngoho I di dzula I ngoho ,ndi ya uri huna livhaka lihulu siani la ekonomi vhukati ha vhapfumi na vhashai fhano Afrika Tshipembe. Arali kha lino ri na miloro ya u fhungudza livhaka ili na u todana na ndinganyelo ya vhathu, zwi thoma kha vhapfumi uri vha lambedze masheleni kha khaedu iyi ro tanganaho nayo, izwi zwi thoma nga pfunzo ya mahala kha lino.

Themendelo dzo poswaho nga DASO-UCT ,dzine dzo livhiswa kha u liga liga na u wana ndila dza u sedzulusa khaedu iyi ,dzi disa mbudziso nnzhi u fhirisa phindulo dzine ra khou toda. Sa tsumbo, ri shumisa tshikalo de u amba uri mutshudeni uyu ndi tshisiwana , kana u wela kha zwine zwapfi “ missing middle” na u ri muthu u swikelela hani u kona u tevhedzela pfanelo dzawe dza u guda sa zwe zwa tewa nga ndayotewa ya shango?

Uct na zwinwe zwi imiswa zwi kwameaho, na magudedzi manwe angaho vho CPUT na UFS ndi zwinwe zwa zwi imiswa zwine zwi fanelwa u hwesa mulandu kha khaedu iyi yo ri hakaho dzithaha ya masheleni a u guda ,Zwi dovha zwi songo fanela u hwesa mulandu muhasho wa pfunzo ya ntha fhedzi ri songo sedza na zwiimiswa ezwi zwinwe sa izwi hatsi vhu sa kho mela magudedzini aya.

Khetho dza khoro tshitumbe ya matshudeni dzo fhiraho vhegeni mbili dzo fhelaho afha UCT dzo sia dzangano la DASO lo vha lone lo kundaho nga u wana zwidulo zwa tahe kha zwa fumi thanu .Zwi to vhonala haa hu sina na tsinyea ha ito uri dzanago ili li do shuma lo di sendekamisa kha vhalanguli vha gudedzi na u sathula na u nyadza matshudeni a bvaho kha mita isa koni u swikelele muelo wa yunivesithi. Izwi zwi do itwa u tsireledza tshigwada tshi konaho u swikelela tshine tsha divhea nga la uri ndi “silent majority”

Ri fanela u humbula uri ahuna ndinganyelo ya maipfi ane abva mulomo gudedzini ili, arali ri kho tevhela ku humbulelo okwo ri do ralo u liga liga ri tshi mona mona kha fhungo lithihi ri sa pfani saizwi ri kho farwa unga ri a lingana ngeno ri sa lingani.
Matshudeni othe khudani nna dza Afrika Tshipembe vha na pfanelo ya u imelela na u gwalabela pfunzo ya mahala , vha fanela uri vha kone ulwa nga maanda othe vhane vha vha nao uri na mirafho ine yada murahu hashu ivhe na vhumatshelo vhu no sedzea.

English:

‘DASO is there to frustrate poor blacks 

DASO UCT’s condemnation of the recent attempts to initiate a shutdown at the University of Cape Town is a cause for great concern. This comes strategically at a time when the university has begun to show solidarity with, and has extended the hand of alliance to, the students of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, (CPUT), who are currently engaging in protests relating to the call for Free Education.

In a statement published on their official Facebook page, DASO-UCT has made it explicitly clear that they do not support free education because it might ‘deepen inequality in South Africa’. The fact remains that there is a huge economic gap between the rich and the poor in the country. If any semblance of equality is to be achieved in our lifetime, the prerogative lies on the rich to fund the transformation, beginning with free education.

The proposals outlined in DASO-UCT’s statement, which seek to amicably avert the impending crisis, raise more questions than they give answers. For instance, what is the metric for a ‘better off student’, and what qualifies one to be ‘poor’? Who are the missing middle, and without the means, how can one exercise his constitutional right to learn?

UCT and its various stakeholders, together with their counterparts at other universities such as CPUT and UFS, are some of the structures that should be held accountable for the fees crisis, not just the Department of Higher Education and Training. After all, the wars are being fought on their turfs.

With DASO dominating the ranks of the recently elected incoming SRC at the University of Cape Town, it is becoming apparent that the student representative committee will be used to effectively frustrate the concerns of the underprivileged black students and protect the interests – financial or otherwise – of the so called ‘silent majority’.

We should be reminded that there is no equality to speak of in the universities, and therefore to engage from a position of assumed equality is to promote a farce and render the participants ignorant.

Students across the nation have a legitimate right to free higher education, and should do all that is within their means to attain it for their benefit and that of future generations.

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