Update: In his address on the student protests, President Jacob Zuma agreed to a 0% fee increase for universities in 2016.
There was also an agreement from universities to extend the exam period to make up for lost time during the protests.
Further, the president said that government would look into the state of tertiary education, to find address institutional autonomy, student accommodation, racism, “black debt”, broader transformation issues.
He called on students and concerned parties to give time for the various discussions, task teams and strategies to play out, to overcome these issues.
News group eNCA has provided a live streaming link to President Jacob Zuma addressing the nation – and the students – following protests outside of the Union Buildings on Friday.
Students across the country have been engaged in protest action at their respective universities, standing against proposed increases in fees for next year.
The demonstrations erupted at the University of the Witwatersrand last week, and quickly spread to other institutes across the country, including Stellenbosch, Rhodes and the University of Cape Town.
Students have demanded a 0% fee increment and others have also called for free tertiary education.
President Jacob Zuma, who was scheduled to meet with the students at noon, was meeting with ministers and student representatives over the issues raised by the #FeesMustFall movement.
The Presidency said in a statement that Zuma would address the nation at 14:45, though by 15:00 the broadcast had not yet started.
You can watch the stream live, here: