South African university cancels classes

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South Africa’s University of Western Cape has suspended all face-to-face classes in the wake of protests over tuition fees.

A building was set alight on campus on Wednesday in clashes with the police

On Wednesday, a Johannesburg court denied bail to Mcebo Dlamini, a student leader at the University of the Witwatersrand, who was arrested for alleged violence and intimidation during protests.

Today, thousands of students are expected to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to call for free tertiary education.

A student holding up a Free Education Now sign in South Africa
Universities say they cannot afford to provide free education to all

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