The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
The National Students Financial Aid Scheme says it has paid what it owes the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, which is why it is meeting student leaders and university administrators on Thursday to investigate claims that the money did not get to all students.
A month after universities and colleges started the 2020 academic year, protests at various institutions across the country have led to the suspension of numerous classes, while some institutions have resumed teaching, GroundUp reports.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology closed after food trucks were torched on the Bellville campus and four people were arrested in the latest wave of violence that has hit university campuses across South Africa.
Wits students embarked on protest action on Wednesday in spite of an agreement between management and the SRC signed on 10 February 2020.
A police van was petrol bombed after protests turned violent at the University of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Tshwane University of Technology has suspended academic activities at all its campuses due to ongoing student protests.
More than 100 boycotting students have stormed out of the High Street and Park Avenue campuses at the Eastcape Midlands TVET College in Uitenhage.
Students at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth protest and blockade the entrance to the institution’s South Campus over registration and accommodation.
The academic programme at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) will resume on Monday after escalating student protests resulted in damage to property and police intervention.
A third building at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has been torched, with the Pietermaritzburg campus the latest to be affected. Meanwhile, the academic programme at all UKZN campuses have been suspended.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal said everything necessary would be done to bring the perpetrators to book after yet another building was torched on Wednesday evening at its Edgewood campus.
DA interim leader John Steenhuisen has called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to make urgent interventions to curb recent student protests on campuses across the country.
Students at the University of Fort Hare have been told to evacuate all its campuses.
Continuous student protests at Tshwane University of Technology have resulted in academic activities being suspended at two campuses.
Eastern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana says the students were arrested for public violence and other related charges.
Academic programmes at the University of Fort Hare's Alice campus have been disrupted as students raise multiple concerns following a difficult two weeks at the institution, with student safety in the spotlight.
Almost two months after his release on parole, Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe says he finds being given special remission conflicting.
The University of KwaZulu Natal suspends all classes across all its campuses and colleges until further notice.
The University of the Western Cape says it has suspended classes so that problems over the registration of some students can be resolved.
Dramatic photos show the extent of the damage to the HIV and Aids support centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College campus burnt down by protesting students.
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