Court overturns moves to place UNISA under administration

The Pretoria High Court ordered South Africa’s Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to immediately retract a government gazette notice that announced the appointment of an administrator for the University of South Africa (UNISA), writes Prega Govender for TimesLive.

Acting Judge Andre le Grange ruled on Wednesday 1 November that Nzimande’s decision was in breach of an order granted by Judge Leicester Adams on 24 August ordering the minister not to act on the recommendations of independent assessor Professor Themba Mosia’s report until two separate applications challenging it are finalised. Another judge of the same high court, Harshila Kooverjie, ordered Nzimande on 6 October to withdraw his notice of intention to place the university under administration.

On Friday 27 October Nzimande appointed the former vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, Professor Ihron Rensburg, to act as administrator for two years after dissolving UNISA’s council.
Full report on the TimesLive site