More protests loom as students await verdict on tertiary fees

While Wits University says exams will continue as scheduled on Friday, there is still concern of looming protest action.

On Thursday about 200 students caused disruptions to classes at the University of Cape Town.

The university says 8 protesters were arrested, some for violation of a court interdict.

Students across the country have been demanding that President Jacob Zuma release the feasibility of free education report before they start writing the end of year exams.

Earlier this week the presidency said it is in the process of finalising the report.

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Professor Ahmed Bawa CEO for Universities South Africa says they are concerned about the possible surge of protests.

Bawa says the delay in the release of the fees commission report indicates a paralysis in the state.

There are too many issues hanging. What's going to be happening at the December conference, too many people are involved in the preparations for that that in fact there appears to be a level of paralysis here.

Professor Ahmed Bawa CEO for Universities South Africa

He has encouraged students and the public to use the report as an opportunity to understand very clearly how to produce a higher education system that does not prejudice the poor.

We have been consistently saying that we have to think of this report as the start of a process, the idea that somehow magically we are going to have free education is not going to happen.

Professor Ahmed Bawa CEO for Universities South Africa

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