Some SA news : Most universities closed due to riots – during final exam period
Parliament was caught off guard by the marchers, who were described as not targeting the national legislature, but wanting to be addressed by Higher Education Minister. Around 5 000 protesting students pushed through the gates, which gave way. The Presidency announced on Thursday that President Jacob Zuma would meet with university managers as well as student leaders on Friday in a bid to end the nationwide protests.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/80-arrested-for-attacks-on-foreign-owned-businesses-in-Grahamstown-20151022 Police have arrested over 80 suspects following the looting of several foreign owned businesses in Grahamstown and Joza. It is feared that the looting was a result of xenophobic sentiments. “I am appealing to the community to refrain from engaging in any lawless activities as you will meet the full might of the law.”