The Class of 2015 Has a Message

The Class of 2015 Has a Message

Large-scale demonstrations broke out at universities across South Africa this week, with students protesting en masse against planned fee increases. Dubbed #FeesMustFall, the movement seeks to remind the ruling ANC government of their 2007 promise to reduce the cost of post-secondary education. After several days of sit-ins, students from schools across Gauteng took to the Union Buildings in Pretoria today to make sure their message was being heard.

A Hashtag Storm: Teargas and smoke bombs disperse the crowd of student protestors.

A Hashtag Storm: Teargas and smoke bombs scatter student protestors waiting for an address by President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings, Pretoria.

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Grist for the Mill

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The Building Makes Its Statement

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Austin Andrews is a Vancouver-based photojournalist and occasional filmmaker with a penchant for finding the fantastic in the everyday. Contact him at austin [at] disposablewords [dot] net

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