Peacekeeping is not easy. But for South Africa's universities to begin working towards solutions, it is crucial that their communities give peace a chance.
Higher education has done as well as could have been expected from the 2016 Budget, given South Africa's current economic circumstances.
Student protests in South Africa saw triumph for the hashtag and success for the slogan. What lies beyond this as students push for genuine change in universities?
The #feesmustfall movement brought gains for democracy. As relatively free spaces for enquiry, universities have a public duty to fight, not facilitate, a slide into a national security state.
Thousands of South African university students have taken to the streets and occupied some campuses to demand lower fees.
South Africa's higher education sector is dramatically underfunded. Polite conversations between vice-chancellors and the government have failed. It's time the voices of student activists was heard.
Fee protests have shut down a number of South African university campuses. The question is, how should universities balance fee increases with their other obligations?