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S. African Students' Protests Seen Stemming From Old Problem

Fourteen South African universities have temporarily closed amid a wave of student protests over proposed tuition and fee hikes, including one protest Wednesday that led to a clash between students and police outside Parliament in Cape Town. The protests started last week at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand over a proposed 10 percent increase. Since then, the Twitter hashtag #feesmust fall has spread across social media platforms, and protests have occurred at such diverse...

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