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From Cape Town and Stel­len­bosch to Gra­ham­stown and now KwaZulu-Natal, univer­sity cam­puses have been rocked by protests over a range of is­sues this year. While the vi­o­lent mea­sures de­ployed by stu­dents at the Univer­sity of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) can­not be con­doned, we have to ad­mit that the is­sues raised by stu­dents – a lack of trans­for­ma­tion and in­sti­tu­tion­alised racism, un­af­ford­able fees and largely non-func­tional Na­tional Stu­dent Fi­nan­cial Aid Scheme – are valid and need to be ad­dressed.

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