S. Africa backs off quotas for all nonwhite students

The South African government, bowing to protests from English-speaking students and academics, agreed to suspend a quota system imposed on nonwhite students attending white universities. The quota system, which became law earlier this year, was compared by some student leaders and opposition politicians with Nazi laws that barred Jews from attending German universities.

The national education minister suspended the system after talks with South Africa's four English-language universities.

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