Tuesday, October 11, 2016

South Africa University Set To Reopen Tomorrow Despite Protests

South Africa's University of Pretoria is to reopen tomorrow after being shut as a result of student protests against an increase in tuition fees.

But, in a statement, the university authorities say that it will be arranging "alternative to on-campus lectures... All lecture and study material will be made available by the faculties either online or by other means."

In other words, students will not be allowed on campus en masse.

It adds that the campus will only be open for those who have to be there for studies.

Wits University in Johannesburg has been hit by two days of clashes between police and students after it reopened its campus on Monday.