South Africa’s then education minister Blade Nzimande signs an agreement in Paris alongside his French counterpart, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, while presidents Jacob Zuma and François Hollande look on, in July 2016. Photograph: Jeremy Lempin/Reuters

The South African Communist Party has warned that President Jacob Zuma’s decision to remove its leader from cabinet has brought its alliance with the (...)

Academics, lecturers and students protest against fee increases at universities across the country under the banner #feemustfall outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday. Education minister Blade Nzimande insisted many students could afford to pay higher fees. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

A government announcement on Monday that university fees in South Africa could increase by up to 8 percent next year has led to violent student protes(...)