ANALYSIS | Student protests: The ANC revolution is eating its children

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Students protest over NSFAS allowances in the centre of East London last week. (Photo: Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, GroundUp)
Students protest over NSFAS allowances in the centre of East London last week. (Photo: Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, GroundUp)

Amid the infighting between ANC factions, the poor that lose out as social assistance continues to shrink; unemployment, poverty, and inequality increase; and "free" education remains an unattainable dream, writes Sean Gossel.

In recent weeks, universities across South Africa have, once again, experienced student protests against registration exclusions and for the scrapping of the R13 billion in historic debt.

So far, the protests have led to the death of Mthokozisi Ntumba, a 35-year-old master's graduate and father of four, allegedly at the hands of the police.

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