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Conversations from Africa: Tuition fee backlash

Conversations from Africa: Tuition fee backlash

Storyteller and financial journalist Chris Bishop speaks to Share Radio's Alex Clark to take you across the continent of Africa from his desk in Johannesburg’s central business district. Each Wednesday afternoon Chris puts the African stories and issues of the day in context. Today he is Managing Editor of Forbes Africa magazine and a correspondent for CNBC Africa.

On this week’s programme, Chris and Alex begin with student protest. An announced rise of up to 8% in tuition fees has led to clashes between police and students in South Africa. Tear gas has been used, with some students even resorting to arson. For Chris, this is another depressing to thing to happen at the end of a rather depressing year for South Africa.

So they also look ahead: a successor to President to Zuma is beginning to emerge. Alex talks to Chris about the issues they’ll need to prove themselves on to get the approval of an African National Congress. Key to their nomination will be calming the nerves of the par