- South African Air Force students are allegedly living in horrendous conditions and being treated by slaves
- The students have complained of being forced to wear outfits that resemble prison outfits from the apartheid era
- They are also allegedly being forced to perform manual labour such as cutting grass with machetes
CUBA - South African Air Force students in a pilot training programme are allegedly being forced to live in horrendous conditions.
They are also allegedly being forced to perform menial tasks such as cutting grass using machetes under the guise of physical training.
Many of the trainees feel like they are being treated like slaves. The uniforms they are forced to wear are similar to those worn by prisoners during apartheid according to the Mail and Guardian.
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SA students were allegedly beaten by police
Earlier in November, a video did the rounds on social media allegedly showing what appeared to be police officers beating a group of people.
It later emerged that the video was of a confrontation between the authorities and a group of medical students from South Africa.
One of the students said that they were having a party and someone called the police and complained about the noise.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) is investigating the incident according to News24.
Nigerian student who was rejected 63 times by foreign institutions bags UK scholarship, shares abroad photos
Meanwhile, a young man's determination had been rewarded with a scholarship study his dream course at a UK university.
Chibuzo Nwokafor is the recipient of a Commonwealth shared scholarship to study biotechnology at the University of the West of Scotland, UK.
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Celebrating the feat on his LinkedIn wall, the student said he was the 11th person nominated for the scholarship opportunity.
Chibuzo revealed that he had applied for 67 scholarships for three years but kept getting rejections.
Thanks to his determination and support system, the young man refused to be deterred despite 63 rejections until the final successful application.
In his words:
"I applied to over 67 scholarships for the past 3 years. Got rejected in 63, was in reserve list in 3 and finally nominated in one. Like my Daddy said, My One Yes was totally worth it. I will have to explain and give further details in subsequent posts.
"This is me saying, All things are possible to Him who believes and all gifts comes from God through men to men."