African Dialogue: #FreeFees

African Dialogue: #FreeFees

The streets of Braamfontein in Johannesburg were a no go area as Wits students took to the streets in protest for free education. A bus was torched and property vandalised. South African Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Ndzimande expressed his concern over the clashes between students and the police. Meanwhile in other universities around the country there has been violence and protests reported. University of Pretoria has since suspended its academic operations. In the university of Stellenbosch police clashed with students the resulted in around six students being detained. To help us unpack and discuss this further we are joined by:

1. Selby Xinwa, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation Researcher

2. Sibusiso Thwala, South African Union of Students Spokesperson

Listen to the podcast here.

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CSVR is a multi-disciplinary institute that seeks to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at the community, national and regional levels.

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