South African students are protesting fee increases by shutting down universities | Quartz

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2015-10-22T12:32:19-04:00

"On Monday (Oct. 19), students at three of South Africa’s top universities “shut down” their campuses with protests against fee increases for the 2016 academic year. ... The nationwide protests have launched a debate about the role of state funding in education ... 2015 may well go down in South African history as the year of the student. From the March #RhodesMustFall protests against public monuments and universities, to the current protests [#FeesMustFall] over university fees, South African students are finding their voice." Full story here.

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“I am here to demand free education that was promised to us,” Khanyiso Nkolwana, 22, a fashion-design student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, said at the Wednesday protest. “It was promised to us in 1994.”

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