Protests start at CPUT's Cape Town campus

2015-10-20 12:06
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2015-10-20 09:48

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Cape Town - A mass meeting is taking place at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Cape Town campus as students add their voices to protests against fee increases.

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CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley said acting vice chancellor Mikhail Mabuza has been consulting with students since early Tuesday morning.

“A memorandum is expected to be handed over later today, so until then their demands cannot yet be confirmed,” she said.

The students have given their commitment that the proceedings will be peaceful, Kansley said.

Protests on Tuesday continued at Wits, UCT and Rhodes universities.

Classes at the three universities have also been suspended for another day.

UCT protesters have occupied various residences and taken their march to the streets of the Cape Town suburbs.

In Johannesburg, Wits students occupied the medical campus where classes were not suspended at the time, unlike the Braamfontein campus.

Protests have also spread to Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape, with the University of Pretoria students indicating their intent to strike on Wednesday.

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