All students offered accommodation placed - UCT

2016-02-21 16:01


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - All University of Cape Town students who were offered accommodation have been placed, while those in temporary accommodation have been reduced to 30, the institution said on Saturday.

All first year students have also been placed in residence, the university said on its Facebook page.

The majority of students in temporary accommodation are senior students, who in terms of UCT’s housing policy, do not qualify for student accommodation.

The institution nevertheless made arrangements for them.

Last week, Rhodes Must Fall led campus protests against what they claimed was a lack of access to residence accommodation by students from poorer backgrounds.

But according to the university, claims of preference being given to white and international students in residences are false.

"Over 75% of students in residences are black and this figure is rising year on year; less than 1.8% of students in residence are international students and less than 150 places are given to students residing close to UCT.

"Our residence policy ensures we give preference to financial aid students."

Read more on:    uct  |  cape town  |  protests  |  university protests  |  education  |  university fees

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.