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Wits protest leader: If fee increase is not rectified, we will continue

The Wits fees protest has been hailed as a defining moment in South African higher education, after the university suspended its proposed 10.5 percent increase in student fees for next year and signed an agreement with students for new negotiations in this regard.

This protest has also caught on at Stellenbosch University, Rhodes University as well as University of Cape Town, where students are now protesting fee increases. (Read more about this here)

Cape Talk/ 702's Stephen Grootes explores the latest in the nationwide protests, as well as the plans put in place by the Department of Education to address these ongoing issues around educational fees.

Listen to the conversation below:

How a students uprising suspended a university's fee increase

John Robbie spoke to outgoing SRC leader, Shaeera Kalla, about their victorious protest that led to an agreement with the university to suspend the proposed fee increase.

John also spoke Wits University Head of Communications, Shirona Patel about what the university will do, now that their increase has had to be suspended.


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