Breakfast Edition: 21 October 2015

Breakfast Edition: 21 October 2015

WATCH & LISTEN: Here's a recap of this morning's top news stories.

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FEES MUST FALL: The Student organisation, SASCO has called on students across South Africa to join their nationwide mass action against university fee increments until their demands are met. According to a statement the national day of mass action will start on Wednesday 21 October 2015 and is expected to continue until all of the "matters" are resolved. 

"We believe that this call should be correctly linked with the call for Free Quality Education in our country. We encourage those institutions which are already on strike such as the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town to continue their actions and further accelerate these strikes so that they are felt by the echelons of power in our institutions and in the Department of Higher Education," the statement read. Our reporter Maryke Vermaak was at TUKS this morning.


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CLASSES TO RESUME AT TUT: The University of Johannesburg has not announced any closure - while the Tshwane University of Technology's Willa de Ruyter insists campus activities will continue as usual today - despite a letter sent to students to stay away. 

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WITS STUDENTS VOW TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOAL: Students at Wits University - where the protests started last week - have vowed to continue until they have achieved their goal of affordable higher education. Silindelo Masekane reports. 

MID TERM BUDET EXPECTED: The government's alliance partner, COSATU hopes that the Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene's mid-term budget today will acknowledge the dire state of the economy and move away from what it calls the government's conservative fiscal and monetary approach. Efficient Group economist Francois Stoffberg EXPECTS the minister to lower the GDP growth forecasts from 2.0%, to 1,5% - on the back of lower commodity prices. 



CINDERELLA TRANSFORMS IN SECONDS: And even though South Africa is not big on Halloween some pretty awesome costumes have been doing the rounds online. One girl made a Cinderella costume that changes from rags to a princess in a ball gown - in seconds.

BACK TO TODAY: And today is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to in Back to the Future and who didn't wish they had a hover-board or a crazy mad scientist friend who could take them to the future? But do kids today think the movie was accurate?

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