South Africa

On March 11, 2020, individuals allegedly set fire to a building at the University of KwaZulu-Natal amidst protests over student fees. Beginning on January 27, 2020, students from a number of South African universities have held protests to demand increased

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On March 3, 2020, during a protest on the campus of Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), students reportedly vandalized university property, as well as property belonging to faculty, leading to a temporary closure of the campus and four arrests.

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On March 2, 2020, students reportedly set fire to a police vehicle during a protest at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU). Beginning on January 27, 2020, students from a number of South African universities have held protests to demand increased

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On February 25, 2020, police reportedly violently clashed with University of Fort Hare (UFH) students during a campus protest. Beginning on January 27, 2020, students from a number of South African universities have held protests to demand increased student funding,

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On February 24, 2020, University of Limpopo (UL) students reportedly violently clashed during a campus protest. Beginning on January 27, 2020, students from a number of South African universities have held protests to demand increased student funding, the cancellation of

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On February 19, students protesting tuition debt at the Westville Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) reportedly blocked campus entrances and clashed violently with campus security. One student reportedly assaulted a professor during the clashes. Starting on January 27,

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On February 3, 2020, violence broke out amidst protests on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) Edgewood and Howard campuses. Starting on January 27, 2020, students at UKZN and a number of other South African universities have held protests demanding increased

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On January 27, 2020, violent clashes broke out between student protesters and security personnel at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) Howard College campus. Students at UKZN and a number of other South African universities engaged in a day of striking

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On January 27, 2020, police clashed violently with student protesters at the University of South Africa (UNISA). On January 16, the South African Union of Students (SAUS) reportedly submitted a memorandum to the Higher Education, Science, and Technology Minister, demanding

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On September 2, 2019, violence erupted between student demonstrators, campus security, and police during a protest against safety conditions at Nelson Mandela University (NMU). Students had been raising concerns about safety on campus in response to reports of robberies and

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On August 28, 2019, violence erupted between student demonstrators, private security guards, and police during a protest on East Midlands College’s Uitenhage campus. A group of about two hundred students reportedly gathered on campus to protest a new university attendance

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On August 20, 2019, students from the University of Fort Hare’s (UFH) Alice campus clashed violently with police during a protest over denied applications for financial aid. Five students were reportedly injured.

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