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In 2019 South Africa was recognised by the World Bank as one of the most unequal societies in the world. Is this particular statement by the World Bank representative of the ongoing protests in the country? Read further to learn more.


Rhodes University protest action continues as the Student Representative Council presents the students demands and they are not met. In the recent meeting with the Deputy Vice Chancellor they discussed the students issues and made decisions on how they will be going about these issues. 


Protests are said to be continuing at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. Last week saw students clashing with the police as they burned tyres and blocked MUT's main entrance.


Violent protests took place on Thursday at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. The situation seems to have calmed down, however, classes remain suspended. The Minister and the MEC of education in the province have addressed the matter.


Protests turn violent at MUT as protestor and police having running battles. Protestor are demanding that their historic debt but, no middle ground can seem to be reached between students and universities.


Some students started returning to classes on Monday. For two days last week students burnt tyres and wood in front of the South Cape Bitou campus.

 By Siphokazi Mnyobe


Higher education students across South Africa took part in protests and a national shutdown since last week to declare that all students be allowed to register and for historical debt to be cleared. The situation at campuses have now calmed down, for now.


Unisa students talk of planned nationwide shutdown as management refuses to meet their demands. Students from universities across the country have now joined the protest for free education. 


Universities have said that they can't afford to scrap historic debt and government has said that they can't provide funding to do so. This is however the centre of nationwide protests around the country as students demand that historic debts be written off.


The South African Union of Students joins students across the country as protests for free education and other demands take place. The Union has said that NSFAS is failing students, even with the switch to a bursary scheme.


Classes have been suspended at the University of Zululand after violent protests took place. Students are being urged to vacate the premises as violence escalates. 


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