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How celebs responded to: Fees Must Fall

2015-12-23 14:00
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Johannesburg – October 2015 will forever be remembered as the month in which students across Mzansi decided to take a stand against the high cost of tertiary education.

The protests started at Wits University, where local celeb Zuraida Jardine was caught in the protests (read about her adventures caught in the middle of the protests here).

The protests soon spread across the country and, before anyone knew it, had created a national campaign to canvas support for the movement. As thousands of people took to social media to offer their support, celebs used their influence to spread the message: #FeesMustFall.

The cause seemed to resonate with local celebs who took to the streets to join marches across the country.

Walking for a cause

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??? #feesmustfall

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And it seemed to help, with President Jacob Zuma eventually announcing that there would be no fees increase in 2016.