Tense situation at Stellies as student slaps EFF poster on statue

2016-03-03 14:52

'A lot of students are living in shacks,' says developer

2016-02-22 15:06

Student accommodation developer John Schooling says that protests over accommodation at universities have been "a long time coming." In response to the shack Rhodes Must Fall members erected on Jammie Plaza at the University of Cape Town Schooling said, "The shortfall for student accommodation has been coming for quite some time." He views the shack as correct and symbolically powerful. "I thought it was actually a touch of genius," says Schooling. His company, STAG African, develops student housing on campus. The developer has worked on sites at the University of Fort Hare, Walter Sisulu University and the University of Stellenbosch.WATCH

Cape Town – The situation at Stellenbosch University appeared to heat up on Thursday when a student aligned to the EFF slapped a poster onto a statue of Jan Marais.

Video clips on social media showed black and white students shouting at each other while police tried to keep them apart.

A group of students demanded to give a memorandum of grievances to the university’s vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers, Eyewitness News tweeted.

A statue was erected for Marais after he donated £100 000 in 1918 to allow the institution to go from Victoria College to Stellenbosch University.

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