South Africa President Pledges Tuition Freeze After Protests
After days of demonstrations, South African President Jacob Zuma has pledged to scrap planned hikes in university tuition.By Matt Picht | October 23, 2015
"On the matter at hand, we agreed that there would be a zero increase of university fees in 2016," South African President Jacob Zuma told reporters.
Responding to widespread protests, South African President Jacob Zuma has frozen tuition fees for next year.
The move caps days of massive, sometimes violent demonstrations across South Africa. University students marching under the "Fees Must Fall" slogan spoke out against planned fee hikes of 10 to 12 percent.