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Student leaders warn of possible protests in 2016
University student leaders from various institutions countrywide say they won’t guarantee that there won’t be protests at the beginning of the 2016 academic year, writes Tebogo Monama for The Star.

Student representative council, or SRC, presidents and secretaries met recently with Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande and Parliament’s portfolio committee on education to discuss the recent fee protests and plans for 2016. The students said they were worried about mass financial exclusions when universities reopen, despite Zuma announcing there would be no fee increases in 2016.

Rhodes University SRC President Sisesakhe Ntlabezo said: “I assure you that the odds of things getting worse than in October are high. No one sitting in this room is ready for that. Students in the country can’t wait any longer, we want free education before January. We are scared what will happen. You have seen what happens when students rally together..”
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