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The initial reaction to President Jacob Zuma’s announcement that university tuition fees would not be increased next year, would suggest both parties are not entirely happy with the outcome. In what may be construed as Zuma’s shortest media briefing in his tenure he did leave saying discussions were still underway. But as soon as he was finished the two parties starting clashing outside. Stun grenades and rubber bullets on the police side, while students hurtled stones. The message to international investors has not improved but the victory on the side of the students may just be the win the general populous has been waiting for. Whether it leads to further improvements we will have to wait and see, but the youth must feel a sense of victory with what’s happened today. And it surely won’t be the last. – Stuart Lowman
by News24 and Adam Wakefield
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.