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Ke Nako Youth of South Africa! #FeesMustFall #Asijiki

The Revolution is here, and it is contagious. #FeesMustFall.

Ambitious African

Nompendulo Mkatshwa Wits SRC President-Elect leading the protests. (Photo Credit: Marco Longari AFP) Nompendulo Mkatshwa Wits SRC President-Elect leading the protests. (Photo Credit: Marco Longari AFP)

I take off my hat to the students at South African universities. For me, 2015 is most certainly the Year of the South African Student. From #RhodesMustFall at UCT, #Luister and #OpenStellies at Stellenbosch, #BlackStudentMovement at the University currently known as Rhodes and now #FeesMustFall which started over a week ago at Wits but has spread nationwide, South African students are taking the charge and actively pursuing the change they wish to see in their country.

October 21, 2015 will be remembered as an important day in the history of South Africa. University students in Cape Town marched to parliament to protest the over 10 percent increases in their tuition for the coming year. The scenes were electrifying. Thousands of students gathered outside parliament demanding Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande and President Jacob Zuma come…

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