WRAP: Chaos in Cape Town CBD as fees protest spreads

2016-10-26 17:39

Fees Must Fall protesters have clashed with police in the streets of Cape Town.

Only government can fix funding problems - Max Price

2016-10-26 12:10

Government has not appreciated the urgent need to fix funding problems in the higher education sector, UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has said outside Parliament.

High Court grants interim interdict for continuation of UCT operations

2016-10-25 23:27

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to ensure that operations at UCT continue.

Two UCT student leaders arrested

2016-10-24 22:39

Two UCT student leaders have been arrested – one for the third time since the start of this year’s university protests.

UCT health sciences suspends undergrad classes

2016-10-20 20:15

UCT’s health sciences faculty has announced it would suspend all undergraduate face-to-face classes for the year, due to ongoing and widespread disruptions.

Science decolonisers “reprehensible”, says top UCT scientist after watching THIS video

2016-10-19 13:41

Emeritus Professor Tim Crowe hopes sanity will ultimately prevail, as he provides an in-depth perspective on the “disruption, destruction and decolonisation” of UCT.

UCT: Statement on 'level three alert' incorrect

2016-10-17 19:01

An alert saying that the police’s public order unit was deployed at University of Cape Town to manage various protests was incorrect, the institution has announced.

UCT will be 'out of time' if campus disrupted again

2016-10-16 07:00

The University of Cape Town will lose the academic term if its activities are disrupted when it opens, says Vice Chancellor Max Price.

UCT student activist to spend week in Pollsmoor

2016-10-14 20:04

UCT student leader Masixole Mlandu will spend the week in Pollsmoor Prison, following an appearance in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on a litany of charges.

Charges laid after protesters threaten UCT security officers

2016-10-13 18:03

UCT has laid criminal charges after students allegedly broke into the campus protection services' office, intimidated the guards, and forced them out.


UCT activist to stay in jail, while thousands gather for march to Parliament

2016-10-26 12:57

UCT student activist Masixole Mlandu will remain in custody until his bail application on November 2, his lawyer Lufuno Musetsho says.

'We want Blade' - academics, varsity staff and parents shout outside Parly

2016-10-26 11:54

Over 100 academics, university staff, and parents gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday to call for government to address chronic underfunding in the education sector.

Cars torched at UCT campus

2016-10-25 08:47

Four cars have been set alight on the University of Cape Town's lower campus.

UCT interdict against ‘Shackville five’ was too broad - SCA

2016-10-21 07:43

The terms of the final interdict granted against five people involved in UCT’s “Shackville” protest were too broad, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

UCT students released on bail after week in Pollsmoor

2016-10-20 17:00

UCT student activist Masixole Mlandu and four other students have been released on bail after spending a week in Pollsmoor Prison.

UCT student arrested after stones, faeces thrown

2016-10-18 06:29

A 24-year-old student was arrested during protests at UCT, police say.

Black students are damned either way

2016-10-16 09:06

Poor black young people find themselves in terribly difficult positions. An often repeated binary is the idea that “those who want to study will study, and those who don’t want to study will not”.

UCT plans to resume academic year on Monday

2016-10-15 11:03

The University of Cape Town is pressing on with efforts to complete the academic year amid unrest on campuses.

UCT activist Masixole Mlandu back in court

2016-10-14 09:16

UCT student activist Masixole Mlandu is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court again.

UCT closed for the rest of the week

2016-10-12 23:04

There will be no classes at the University of Cape Town for at least the rest of the week, wiping out half of what is left of the rest of the academic year.

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