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PHOTOS: Wave of protests sweeps through SA universities

A series of major students protests are rippling through some of South Africa’s eminent universities, forcing the country’s tertiary education structures into a time of serious introspection

Black students at some of South Africa’s top universities have drawn the line; enough is enough. They’ve taken a stand against the blatant extortion and “exclusionary tactics” employed by these institutions by way of tuition fee increases to keep tertiary education as a privilege for a small portion of the country’s population.

Protests rippled through the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Stellenbosch, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Rhodes University, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of Fort Hare (UFH) under the calls to arms, #feesmustfall, #endoutsourcing, #uctfeesmustfall, #stelliesfeesmustfall, #cputfeesmustfall, #rhodesfeesmustfall, #witsfeesmustfall and #ufhfeesmustfall. Many protests have been receiving increasing support from community members and university academic staff

Over the next few days, we will be monitoring the events around these protests and giving you regular updates. Below are some powerful images we were able to grab from social media:

University of Cape Town

Fees must fall UCT3
Photo: Wandile Kasibe
Fees must fall UCT
Photo: Wandile Kasibe
Fees must fall UCT1
Photo: Wandile Kasibe
Fees must fall UCT4
Photo: Wandile Kasibe

University of the Witwatersrand

Fees must fall WITS1

Fees must fall WITS

Fees must fall WITS2
Photo: Delwyn Verasamy
Fees must fall WITS4
Photo: Sithembiso Zulu/eNCA

Fees must fall WITS3

Photo: eNCA
Photo: eNCA
Photo: eNCA
Photo: eNCA
Photo: eNCA
Photo: eNCA
Photo: The Citizen
Photo: The Citizen

Rhodes University

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

https://twitter.com/FanelwaTom/status/656527602849554432

University of Stellenbosch

https://twitter.com/IngeBeukes13/status/656423519610368000

https://twitter.com/IngeBeukes13/status/656166173231419392

https://twitter.com/baisemain_anna/status/656103411394486272

University of Forth Hare

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