27 Sep

#FeesHaveFallen trends in South Africa’s after President ruled out fee increase

first_imghttps://twitter.com/Reesiebabygirl/status/657544034127364096I’d like to congratulate the youth of SA for standing up to the government for what you believe in in a unified manner. #FeesHaveFallen— Stefan Reinmuth (@Stefan_Reinmuth) October 23, 2015 South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma ruled out fee increases for universities next year following a week of nationwide protests by students that culminated in a mass gathering outside the main government offices on Friday. Universities had proposed fee hikes of up to 11.5 percent next year, arguing they need higher fees to keep up standards.University students protested using the hashtag #FeesMustFall which prompted the President’s address on the situation.After the President’s address, #‎FeesHaveFallen‬ hashtag has now replaced ‪#‎FeesMustFall‬ in South Africa after President Jacob Zuma announced that there would be no tuition fee increase for next academic year. https://twitter.com/SimzDzz/status/657559704693047296https://twitter.com/Reesiebabygirl/status/657544034127364096last_img read more

20 Sep

Dangote: I want to buy Arsenal

first_img Nevertheless Dangote, whose business interests include sugar, flour and oil, remains keen to become part of the Emirates Stadium club sometime in the future. Speaking to Bloomberg, he said: “I still hope, one day at the right price, that I will buy the team. “I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist. I know my strategy.” Dangote, though, added no imminent bid was in the pipeline. “We have 16billion dollars-worth of investments in the next few years. Right now I want to take my own business to a certain level. Once I finish on that trajectory, then maybe,” he said. Arsenal beat Hull 3-1 on Monday night to give themselves a good chance to finish second behind Premier League champions Chelsea, and will face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 30. Dangote, however, suggested Arsene Wenger’s side should be achieving more. He added: “(Wenger) needs to change his style a bit. They need new direction.” The Nigerian has an estimated fortune of 15billion US dollars (£10.4billion) and is reported to have wanted to buy into the Gunners when former director Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith was selling her shares in 2010. Arsenal’s current majority shareholder is American tycoon Stan Kroenke, who remains committed to the Barclays Premier League club for the long-term. Uzbek magnate Alisher Usmanov controls around 30 per cent and has also expressed no desire to offload any of his stock. Press Associationcenter_img Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote claims he still harbours hopes of one day buying Arsenal. last_img read more