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graduate thumb100 TimesLive reports that senior government officials, as well as an SRC president, are under investigation after allegedly buying academic degrees from the University of Zululand.  

The university was first exposed in 1997 for selling degrees.  This week, a former student, who now works at the institution, wrote to the Public Protector, revealing the latest scandal.  An LLB graduate at a local municipality, a public relations diploma graduate teaching at a school in Gauteng and a practising attorney in the province are also among those alleged to have bought qualifications.  Neil Garrod, deputy vice-chancellor of institutional support, confirmed the university had suspended two officials.  He said "irregular activities" had been found in a university probe.

  • Read this report by Poppy Louw and Mzilikazi wa Afrika in full at TimesLive

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