The Heat: South Africa’s education protests

The Heat

The Heat: South Africa's education protests

Since September student demonstrations have brought chaos to university campuses across South Africa.

At that time, the government announced universities could determine their own tuition increases for 2017, as much as eight percent.

Last year, South African President Jacob Zuma heeded to the backlash of student protests and cancelled tuition hikes.

But this time, student groups remain at an impasse with the government for a solution.

For more on the crisis in South Africa, CCTV’s Angelo Coppola reports from Johannesburg.

To explain the impact the protests have had in South Africa:

  • Adam Habib, the vice-chancellor and principal at The University of Witwatersrand.
The Heat: South Africa's education protests PT 1

The Heat: South Africa's education protests PT 1

Since September student demonstrations have brought chaos to university campuses across South Africa. At that time, the government announced universities could determine their own tuition increases for 2017, as much as eight percent. Last year, South African President Jacob Zuma heeded to the backlash of student protests and cancelled tuition hikes. But this time, student groups remain at an impasse with the government for a solution. For more on the crisis in South Africa, CCTV’s Angelo Coppola reports from Johannesburg. To explain the impact the protests have had in South Africa: Adam Habib, the vice-chancellor and principal at The University of Witwatersrand.

For more on the protests and the crisis impacting students across South Africa:

  • Ayabonga Cawe, an economic justice program manager with Oxfam South Africa and the co-founder of Rethink Africa
  • Tshepo Kgadima, CEO and president of Lontohcoal Limited and member of the African National Congress
  • Kenneth Mwenda, a Rhodes scholar and currently a Professor of Law at the University of Pretoria
The Heat: South Africa's education protests PT 2

The Heat: South Africa's education protests PT 2

Since September student demonstrations have brought chaos to university campuses across South Africa. At that time, the government announced universities could determine their own tuition increases for 2017, as much as eight percent. Last year, South African President Jacob Zuma heeded to the backlash of student protests and cancelled tuition hikes. But this time, student groups remain at an impasse with the government for a solution. For more on the protests and the crisis impacting students across South Africa: Ayabonga Cawe, an economic justice program manager with Oxfam South Africa and the co-founder of Rethink Africa. Tshepo Kgadima, CEO and president of Lontohcoal Limited and member of the African National Congress. Kenneth Mwenda, a Rhodes scholar and currently a Professor of Law at the University of Pretoria