South African Students Continue Protest For Free Education

South African students on Sunday reiterated their resolve to sustain their protest for education reforms, including free education.

The universities students have been protesting government’s move to raise tuition fees for 2016, ranging from 10 to 50 percent.

The nationwide protests under the slogan “Fees Must Fall” had since erupted in violence in many parts of the country, particular on Friday when thousands of students gathered outside the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria.



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    This has come despite the South African president, Jacob Zuma’s announcement of a zero percent increase in tuition fees for 2016 last Friday.

    Students in some universities continue to protest, demanding that free quality education be offered and institutionalized racism abolished.

    Students at the University of North West said they do not want Afrikaans used in teaching or imposed on them, insisting that they will not return to class until their demand for free education is met.

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