Students in Johannesburg took to the streets over the cost of university education. The protests came after President Jacob Zuma's government said it could not afford free education for all.
Thousands of people gathered in Johannesburg's Soweto to pay their respects to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led a pre-burial service for the anti-apartheid campaigner.
Not all agreed with Bloomberg, when it recently called furniture retailer Steinhoff "South Africa's Enron," but the evidence of financial malfeasance is hard to ignore. Not long ago the company was "South Africa's Ikea."
The dean of a university in southern France has been charged with abetting a violent attack on students protesting reforms. Three people were injured in the incident, which sparked solidarity protests in other cities.
In segregated South Africa, Charlotte Mannya Maxeke dedicated her life to the struggle for women's rights and education for all. Her pioneering role is only now being rediscovered and more widely reported once again.
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