South Africa's Zuma forms team to resolve university fee crisis

South Africa's Zuma forms team to resolve university fee crisis
 

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has formed a ministerial team to help bring an end to weeks of clashes at university campuses between police and students demanding free education, the presidency said on Tuesday.
The government, grappling with a budget deficit equivalent to nearly 4 percent of economic output, says education subsidies should not be paid for at the expense of other sectors of the economy such as health and housing.
It has also said 2017 university fees may rise by up to 8 percent.
Police clashed sporadically with student protesters on Tuesday at the University of the... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 26
Source: Reuters
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