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KZN government meets with stakeholders of institutions of higher learning following protest action

JOHANNESBURG, February 5 – The acting premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala and a task team of MECs said on Tuesday that they would be meeting with stakeholders in institutions of higher learning after violent student protest action led to the suspension of lectures at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). “It is warped logic that […]

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MPs urge protesting UCT students to allow exams to proceed

PARLIAMENT, November 8 – Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education on Friday urged protesting students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to desist from violent protests and allow year end examinations to proceed without further disruption. The chairwoman of the committee, Connie September, condemned damage to infrastructure and said students should be allowed to […]

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Congo policeman, protester killed in clashes

JOHANNESBURG, October 30 – Clashes between protesters demanding the departure of President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and security forces on Monday have left at least one police officer and one civilian dead, Reuters reported. Following an announcement earlier this month by the national electoral commission that no election would take […]

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Police condemn public violence during PE protests

PORT ELIZABETH, June – Port Elizabeth police have condemned violent protests which took place in Ikamvelihle and Wells Estate and saw the torching of vehicles and the damaging of property. Police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, said the protests continued until late on Tuesday night and saw various vehicles, including police vehicles, stoned and petrol bombed. […]