Breakfast Edition: 22 October 2015

Breakfast Edition: 22 October 2015

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

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NATIONAL SHUTDOWN: Six students, who were arrested outside parliament yesterday afternoon, when students protested against the cost of higher education, are expected to appear in court this morning. Amongst the so-called Belville Six, is the son of ANC stalwart, Frank Chikane. Their lawyer, Bruce Hendricks has confirmed that Kgotsi Chikane and his co-arrested have spent the night behind bars also that they could face a charge of high treason. Students were at the High Court in Cape Town until late last night, asking for an interdict against the police, to enable them to freely continue their national #FeesMustFall protests today and tomorrow. Chikane has tweeted that his son, Kgotsi and some five others, spent the night behind bars. The Speaker of the National Council of Provinces, Thandi Modise late yesterday addressed a special conference over the police's handling of yesterday's protest. 

TUKS CLOSED: Campuses in Gauteng have been closed for the rest of the week ... At the University of Pretoria, the vice-chancellor, Cheryl de la Rey could not convince a large group of students that their plight for affordably education was indeed being attended to.

WITS CLOSED: At the Wits University, where the wave of student protests started 8 days ago, students remain determined to continue. Silindelo Masekane reports.

LIMPOPO UNIVERSITY CLOSED: In Limpopo, students at the University of Limpopo have already missed some exams due to the protests. The Varsity's Kgalema Mohuba says they will give feedback on rescheduling as a matter of urgency.  

FINANCE MINISTER'S MID-TERM BUDGET: Some reaction to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mid-term budget yesterday afternoon, amid the student protest. The South African Chamber of Commerce's Peggy Drotsky is happy that the minister indicated that the country's debt is stabilising.



CHRIS ROCK TO HOST THE OSCARS: Chris Rock is "so glad" to be hosting the 2016 Oscars for the second time at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The 50-year-old comedian, who previously presented the prestigious awards ceremony in 2005, can't wait to take on the job for the second time at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 28. Shortly after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the news, he said: "I'm so glad to be hosting the Oscars. It's great to be back."

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