SOUTH AFRICA: Student protest turns violent

Riot police and students clashed violently at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Bellville campus last Wednesday as protests over service delivery, facilities and fees continued for a third day, writes Natasha Joseph for Independent Online.

Last Monday, the university's Cape Town central campus was the scene of a mass demonstration which turned violent on Tuesday, with police firing rubber bullets and stun grenades at students who had attacked them with stones. Tuesday's events culminated in the arrest of five people, four of whom were charged with public violence and one of whom was held on suspicion of trespassing.

On Wednesday, the protests moved to Bellville and by noon 1,000 students were gathered outside the institution's main administration building demanding answers from Vice-chancellor Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga about what they described as high fees and poorly-maintained facilities.
Full report on the Independent Online site