20. 10. 2016
Mass protests of the students are held in the Republic of South Africa. Young people are against the increasing of the educational services’ cost in the country’s universities. Today a higher education is not available for every inhabitant of South Africa. And next year the government plans to raise fees by almost 10 percent. The protests have been going on for more than two weeks.
South African President Jacob Zuma ordered to create a governmental group to resolve this issue.
All the lectures are stopped at the University of Capetown in the Western Cape. The managers of this institution consider that it is dangerous to conduct the lessons. Protesting students have injured the guard of the university. In addition, one of the university buildings has ignited during the mass actions.
The demonstrations also take place in Durban, Bloemfontein, and Johannesburg. Some students were expelled from the universities. According to the government, this will help to stop the riots.
The protesters are periodically dispersed by police. The guards use some rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades for it. The students throw stones at police.