Workers Vanguard No. 1097
7 October 2016
OCTOBER 4—A showdown is taking place in South Africa between university students on one side and campus administrations and the state on the other. Student protests which started last year under the call “Fees Must Fall” (see “Student Protests Shake South Africa,” WV No. 1082, 29 January) have resumed and been met with massive state repression. Yesterday, at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), protesters stopped an attempt to restart classes. In retaliation, the administration today unleashed cops and security guards to crush any protest, turning the campus into a virtual war zone.