Africa | Ongoing protests highlight the country’s continued struggle with inequality
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/11/16, 10:34 am
South African police yesterday clashed with student protesters demanding free education at the University of Witwatersrand. The school had just reopened for the first time in weeks following similar demonstrations.
Students at several universities across the nation have taken to the streets in recent weeks as part of the “Fees Must Fall” campaign. They argue current education costs perpetuate persisting inequality in the country because a majority of black students remain unable to pay for advanced schooling.