UCT faces accommodation challenge as it re-opens

The University of Cape Town is facing an accommodation problem as it re-opens for the 2016 academic year.

A shack was erected at the UCT’s main campus by a group of students to demonstrate the plight of students without residential placement.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham on Monday spoke to Prof Anwar Mall, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UCT, who acknowledged that there is an accommodation issue.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

We working very hard to house as many students as possible, especially those first year students who have nowhere to go

Prof. Anwar Mall, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UCT

Those students that we gave a housing offer to and who are on full financial aid, they are guaranteed housing. But then we have students who are on full financial aid but did not apply for housing.

Prof. Anwar Mall, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UCT

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