Despite months of protests and countless university shut-downs, tertiary education fees must increase in 2017, Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande says.
The minister announced that universities could increase their fees for next year, but not by more than 8%. Read more here.
YOU visited the University of Cape Town campus in the wake of Nzimande's statement on Monday, where tensions were running high.
Here's what the UCT students had to say.