Two universities closed by protests go back to class

Classes at the universities of the Free State and Pretoria re-opened last Monday without incident, amid heavy security on both campuses, reports BDLive.

The poor pace of transformation, racial tensions, and labour-related issues have resulted in violence at many South African universities in the past month and there have also been allegations of political party interference in student affairs.

Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande and his police counterpart Nathi Nhleko met student leaders and management in Johannesburg last Monday. In a joint statement, they "agreed that the current destruction of national assets on campuses, that [are] crucial to the empowerment to the next generation of South Africans, must stop at once".
Full report on the BDLive site