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Max Price defends UCT regarding alleged inaction over suspected serial rapist

University of Cape Town's (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Max Price has rejected claims that the institution has not reacted sufficiently to the series of rape cases affecting its students.

In two months, three students were raped just off campus, while a fourth woman was injured in an attempted rape.

Despite the attacks occurring off UCT premises, Price said that the university has met with law enforcement, inspected the area and deployed security staff to the site of the attacks.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

It's not our property, we don't have the right to patrol there. It's not practical for us to be taking responsibility for all the areas in the vicinity.

Dr Max Price, UCT Vice chancellor

On campus, we do a very good job and have very little crime. I would hope that the student who said she felt unsafe is not saying that about the campus itself.

Dr Max Price, UCT Vice chancellor

With respect to the the attacks, we haven't said 'well, it's not our problem'.

Dr Max Price, UCT Vice chancellor

We're investigating a new SOS technology that we hope to have in place very soon.

Dr Max Price, UCT Vice chancellor

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