Nzimande wants to settle university fees issue once and for all

Johannesburg, 15 August 2016 - Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is he's eager to settle the university fees issue once and for all. Nzimande says a decision on the matter should be reached by the end of August. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says he's eager to settle the university fees issue once and for all.

He says a decision on the matter should be reached by the end of August.

The Minister's statement comes barely a day after the ANC said there should be no fee increases until all consultations are finalised.

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Meanwhile students say they are on the brink of launching mass action to once again fight for affordable higher education.

Students took to the streets at the University of Johannesburg's Doorfontein campus on Monday.

VIDEO: Chaos erupts at fees must fall protest

A number of high school students also joined in the demonstrations.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Pietermaritzburg campus suspended classes.

That is after overnight protests continued on Monday morning.

Academic activities are expected to resume on Wednesday.

Click on the above video to see the fulle report by Xoli Mngambi.

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