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An online petition has been set up to call on our government, particularly the Treasury and DHET, to come up with a concrete action plan to increase spending on higher education to 1.0% of GDP in the shortest possible time-frame. At current GDP, this means an approximate spend of R38 billion annually on higher education. We believe that this call represents an important and achievable target, which should unite us as a university community.

Please follow the link to view and sign the petition. The petition itself is anonymous and names will not be captured and made public. If you wish to have your name included on the letter, please email it to RUnitedFront@ru.ac.za.

The more signatures and names we can submit, the more powerful our message will be.

The petition is open for signing from Friday 23 September to midnight of Friday 30 September. Once completed, the letter will be presented to the Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Higher Education with the signed names and an indication of the total number of Rhodes University students and staff who signed it.

In hopes that we can unite in our call for accessible quality, transformative Higher Education!

Susanne Vetter

Chair: HoD Forum

Last Modified : Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:42:59 SAST