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

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“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 protestsagainst 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.”