Thousands of students are expected to descend on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to await President Jacob Zuma's address.
President Zuma has called a meeting with the country's student leaders and university officials, in a bid to ease tensions at campuses nationwide.
Scores of students from different universities across the South Africa have been marching against fee hikes.
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EWN reporter Govan Whittles said students will gather at Burgess Park at 10AM.
Meanwhile reporter Barry Bateman says several the police units from across province have been deployed outside the Union Buildings.
At least 3,000 Wits University and University of Johannesburg (UJ) students marched to Luthuli House on Thursday, where they presented a memorandum of demands to African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Gwede Mantashe.
The #FeesMustFall Campaign has seen a number of tertiary institutions come to a standstill this week as students protest against proposed tuition fee hike.