According to political analyst Professor Steven Friedman the protests are an indication of issues which were supposed to have been dealt with in the past.
He says that the student protests will not affect the ANC's support ahead of the upcoming local government elections.
CapeTalk's John Maytham asked Professor Friedman about the significant of the past few days where South Africa saw university students protesting and demanding 0% increase on fees.
It is important, but it is not as significant as many people think— Professor Steven Friedman
The students had every reason to be angry but that doesn’t mean the end of anything that is existing at the moment— Professor Steven Friedman
Listen to the full conversation below: