South Africa’s Universities Shaken

Protests over fee increases have forced the suspension of teaching at three of South Africa’s top universities.

Protests have spread from Johannesburg’s Wits University, closed last week after thousands demonstrated on campus, to the universities of Rhodes and Cape Town (UCT).

Wits University agreed to suspend a 10.5% tuition fee increase on Friday, pending negotiations with students.

Protesters argue that poorer, mainly black students would be worst affected.

President Jacob Zuma says while he sympathises with protesting university students, their concerns should be brought to management’s attention through the correct means without the use of violence.

He says the ANC’s long-term objective is free education for all but the issues over fees require both government and the universities input. “It’s a question of all stakeholder coming together to discuss these issues.”

amandla awethu!!!

Source: http://ewn.co.za/2015/10/19/Fee-protests-shuts-down-3-of-SAs-biggest-universities http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34571427

 

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