Wits SRC begin protests

JOHANNESBURG - The Wits Student Representative Council has initiated a protest at the university in an attempt to shut down the campus on Monday.

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Students have posted videos on social media and are sharing their experiences of being evacuated from their lecture halls.

The SRC is, according to the Wits student publication, Vuvuzela, disrupting lectures in attempts after the university backed out on an agreement which stipulates that students owing less that R100 000 should be allowed to register.

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Wits announced the following concessions in January 2017:

- No fee hike for households earning below R600,000
- Students awaiting NSFAS feedback may register
- Students owing R10,000 or less can register
- Students owing more than R10,000 must pay a percentage of debt.

Protestors are reportedly moving to Solomon Mahlangu Hall, a scene of many protracted demonstrations since the first Fees Must Fall protests in 2015.


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