Johannesburg - The ANC has hailed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of a 0 percent increase in varsity fees next year as an example of the “young people of South Africa once again (making) history”.
In a statement, the governing party said youth who took to the streets on Friday had emulated “the courageous and fearless generation of 1976”.
“They stood as a united force and presented to government their unequivocal demands for accessible, quality education,” the party said.
In return, the government listened.
“While much has been done to progressively realise free education, we accept that the pace of transformation, coupled with the structural and systematic impediments in our higher education system, has been unsatisfactory,” the ANC said.