Wits students: The first phase of our struggle is over

The university this morning suspended a 10.5 percent hike in tuition fees following a three-day protest.

Wits University students sing and dance during a third day of protests on campus over proposed tuition fee increases. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University students, who embarked on a three-day protest against a proposed fee increment of 10.5 percent, say they're satisfied that the first phase of their struggle is over.

Entrances to the institution were blocked off, with all classes suspended this week.

This morning, the university's executive council and students agreed to start fresh negotiations on Sunday.

Wits University's Executive Council has agreed to take the demands of the students to the highest decision making body of the institution.

Incoming SRC President Nompendulo Mkhatshwa says they want the new negotiations to be transparent.

The university says it won't revert back to the initial fee hike of 10.5 percent in the event that the latest negotiations break down.

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