Wednesday 23 August 2017

S. African Students Demand End to Tuition Hikes

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 16:19 -- Henri Ahyite

JOHANNESBURG— At least 2,000 South African university students and supporters crowded into a Johannesburg city block Thursday to demand that the ruling ANC party deliver on its promise of free higher education.

The demonstration comes more than a week after students at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand launched protests over a proposed 10 percent tuition and fee hike. Protests over university costs have since spread across the country and forced no less than 14 institutions to temporarily close.