AS IT HAPPENED: #FeesMustFall - Wits students march to Adam Habib's home, vent anger at policy

2016-09-26 15:00

Wits students have march toward Adam Habib's home as the protest against university fees escalates.


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Johannesburg - Wits University management will ask the IEC to oversee a poll of staff and students to determine if they want the academic programme to resume or not, it said in a statement on Monday.

"In order to facilitate as wide a response as possible to the current crisis, the university will run a poll later this week to gauge the thoughts of staff and students on the resumption of the academic programme on Monday, October 3rd, if the appropriate security measures are in place," spokesperson Shirona Patel said.

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Pretoria - Protesting students in Pretoria have given the University of SA (Unisa) until the end of the day on Monday to shut down and begin resolving the fees issue.

"Professor [Mandla] Makhanya you must do like your peers at UCT and University of Pretoria and close the university until the minister of higher education adheres to the needs of the students," EFF student command president Mpho Morolane said on Monday.

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Cape Town - Anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada on Monday saluted the courage of young people calling for free tertiary education, but appealed to them not to destroy the facilities available to them.

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Students are marching toward Adam Habib's house

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Bloemfontein – Students at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein have been given until Tuesday to vacate the campus over safety concerns, the student representative council (SRC) said on Monday.

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WATCH: 'There will be no lectures, we are not going to attend' - UKZN student leader

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#UKZN student leader Sikelela Majola 

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Private security raids UKZN PMB res 

Private security guards contracted to the University of KwaZulu-Natal raided the William O'Brien residence in Pietermaritzburg on Monday. 

This was after a fire broke out at the residence early in the morning, which razed a common room and entry hall. 

The residence, on UKZN's main campus in the provincial capital, had been a flashpoint for protests against fee increases. 

Camouflage-clad security guards, armed with gas-powered rifles, formed ranks outside the residence before pushing into the building.

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#WITS and #UJ meet-up called off.

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#UKZN student leaders calling for a complete academic shut-down for the rest of the year.

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