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Police fire rubber bullets at UJ students as protests intensify

Monday 26 September 2016 19:42

Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse protesting students at the University of Johannesburg's Kingsway campus.

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More than 30 students were arrested last week and many others injured.
Wits SRC to hold meeting on way forward

Monday 26 September 2016 12:12

The Wits University SRC is set to hold a lunch-hour meeting at the main Braamfontein campus to discuss a way forward on their protest action.

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Wits University Professor Adam Habib.
Free education not an overnight process: Habib

Monday 26 September 2016 08:25

Wits University's Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib, says the delivery of free education is not in the hands of the university.

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Wits vice Chancellor demoralised by acts of violence

Monday 26 September 2016 08:20

Wits University vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib says he is saddened and demoralised by the acts of violence by students.

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ANCYL warns against ongoing burning of university property

Sunday 25 September 2016 18:42

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on Sunday sent "a strongest message of caution to all students in institution of higher learning against the ongoing burning of university property”.

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Students say that Wits University has threatened to shutdown student residences.
Students accuse Wits University of planting bombs

Sunday 25 September 2016 17:01

Wits University students have accused the institution of planting the three bombs that were found on the Braamfontein campus on Saturday as a scare tactic.

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Wits management appeals to students to raise issues peacefully

Sunday 25 September 2016 09:11

Wits University management has appealed to protesting students to raise their demands peacefully. On Saturday, three petrol bombs were found at the institution's Braamfontein campus premises.

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Violent clashes broke out between students and police during midweek protests.
Petrol bombs found on Wits Braamfontein campus

Saturday 24 September 2016 22:10

Wits University report that they have found three petrol bombs on the Wits Braamfontein campus on Saturday.

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Academics condemn destruction of property

Saturday 24 September 2016 16:51

Academics from Wits University and the University of Johannesburg have condemned the destruction of property during the student fees protests at a public meeting held in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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Students marched to Cosatu House to voice their dissatisfaction with the 2017 fee increases.
Wits students optimistic following march to Cosatu House

Saturday 24 September 2016 09:08

Wits university students say they hope their march to Cosatu House will bring positive change. They handed over a memorandum to Cosatu officials on Friday.

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Students have called for free education.
Wits and UJ academics call for urgent public meeting

Saturday 24 September 2016 06:33

Academics at Wits University and the University of Johannesburg have called for an urgent public meeting in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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Daso stages sit-in at National Treasury, as students march to Cosatu

Friday 23 September 2016 14:29

The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (Daso) has staged a sit-in at the offices of National Treasury in Pretoria on Friday.

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Students at Wits University gather at the Braamfontein campus and sing while protesting against university fee hikes.
Fees protests: Lectures halted across universities

Thursday 22 September 2016 21:55

Lectures remain suspended at most campuses throughout South Africa.

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Student are calling for free education.
UKZN protest turns violent

Thursday 22 September 2016 12:49

The situation has got out of hand at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Pietermaritzburg Campus as students throw stones at police and police retaliate with teargas.

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Police were forced to throw stun grenades in an attempt to force students to go back inside the campus.
More injured and more arrested as fees protests continue

Wednesday 21 September 2016 21:56

Two more students have been arrested and four injured during running battles between protesting students and police in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday.

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Violence erupted after Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's announced that universities can determine their own fee increases up to a maximum 8%.
At least one student injured as Wits students clash with police

Wednesday 21 September 2016 15:37

Police threw stun grenades in an attempt to force students back inside the campus.

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Students threw rocks at private security guards at Wits.
Wits protest violence was provoked: SRC

Wednesday 21 September 2016 09:55

Wits University SRC Secretary General, Fasiha Hassan says students will meet on Wednesday morning to discuss how to further their call for free higher education.

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The windows and doors of the Solomon Mahlangu House building were shattered after students hurled stones.
Wits management condemns violent protests

Wednesday 21 September 2016 05:23

Wits University management has condemned Tuesday's violent protests on the institution's main campus.

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Student leaders have called for a nationwide shut down of universities as clashes between students and police broke at different institutions.
Violent fees protests spread across the country

Tuesday 20 September 2016 21:50

A national shut down of higher education institutions is imminent as protest over possible fee increases spread around the country.

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The students are unhappy about Minister Blade Nzimande's announcement regarding next year's fee increases.
Wits students meet for talks around fees

Tuesday 20 September 2016 16:53

Wits University students are expected to convene a mass meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the way forward following a day of violence including clashes with police.

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