Some S.African universities to re-open despite protests

Despite student protests in Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University will resume after being suspended for three weeksSeveral South African universities plan to resume classes this week after crippling protests by students demanding free higher education which sparked violent clashes with police, officials said at the weekend. The prestigious Wits University in Johannesburg, where lectures have been suspended for three weeks, will start functioning again Monday despite students’ warnings they will block any such attempt. On Friday, student protesters at Wits threatened they would continue the shut down until their demand for “free quality decolonised education” was met.

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