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SA Presidency’s website crashes prior to Fees Commission Report release
The official account of the Presidency of South Africa posted a tweet at 11.51am Monday stating that it will today at 12pm release the much anticipated Fees Commission Report.
Officially called the “Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa”, the document is a study into the possibility of free tertiary education in the country.
President Jacob Zuma had previously been called on by protesting students and opposition to release the report.
President Jacob Zuma will release the Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa at 12h00 today, 13 November 2017. https://t.co/gNBMY4t9VK
— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) November 13, 2017
However, soon after 12pm, the Presidency’s official website crashed.
Attempts to access the site greeted users with “server not found” errors. For us, successful attempts to load the website were few and far between.
Users, who are also eagerly awaiting the report’s arrival, have taken to Twitter to voice their frustrations, and post their snarky 280-character long remarks.
#FeesCommission soon began trending across the country.
Waiting for this #FeesCommission report. pic.twitter.com/sH5t3b4UU8
— Bulelani Phillip (@BulelaniPhillip) November 13, 2017
#FeesCommission someone leak this document pic.twitter.com/C9Zuccxb0E
— White-Walker🐑 (@luckisto_l) November 13, 2017
@PresidencyZA wheres the #feescommission report? pic.twitter.com/tPte6gQnip
— Honourable Raikes (@Geoff_Raikes) November 13, 2017
#FeesCommission We still waiting for the report………….. Are we on hold…….? Waiting…. Waiting…. Waiting just like service delivery…. Also failing to just deliver a simple document pic.twitter.com/fTGGl0dsR5
— Kgetiz (@011GP) November 13, 2017
Can @MmusiMaimane please go back inside the Union Buildings and ask for a hard copy of #FeesCommission report? Presidency website needs a kickstart…
— Ranjeni Munusamy (@RanjeniM) November 13, 2017
Waiting for the release of the Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training like:#FeesMustFall #FreeEducation #FeesCommission pic.twitter.com/P5Af6XNzQw
— Cam (@CamModisane) November 13, 2017
As of 12.35pm, the website is now functional, and report is live. The brief of the Fees Commission report can be viewed here, while the full document can be downloaded here.
This is a developing story…
Feature image: screenshot, PresidencyZA, @PresidencyZA via Twitter