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South Africa: Student Protests Reflect ANC’s Loss of Authority

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene faced protests from both inside and outside parliament when he delivered his three-year Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 21 October. Nene’s MTBPS reflected South Africa’s weak economic position, but the event was completely overshadowed by the parliamentary precinct being overrun by students protesting against planned increases to the cost of university tuition.

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