Cabinet has appealed to protesting students to be guided by the Constitution and not violate the rights of others when they raise their call for free education at institutions of higher learning.
Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande has condemned the destruction of university property, which has run into millions of rands.
Universities will individually decide on the fee increases for 2017 academic year, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande announced on Monday.
The Department of Higher Education and Training says government has not yet made a pronouncement on university fee adjustments for 2017, as consultations on the matter are ongoing.
Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says he is hopeful that the current consultations with all stakeholders on the 2017 university fees will conclude successfully, with a formal announcement expected to be made in mid-September.
The Department of Higher Education and Training says the planned 12 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges will be used to try to absorb the millions of young people who are either uneducated, unskilled or unemployed.