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Protesting UCT students will not let up

Student protests at University of Cape Town continues. The university made an announcement on Sunday that classes will resume on Monday after two weeks of disruptions over fees increases.

According to EWN reporter Shamiela Fisher, police are monitoring the situation at UCT where a small group of protesting students have blocked entrances onto campus, preventing cars from entering.

There have been reports of students almost hitting a bakkie that was forcing its way onto campus with rocks but Fisher says she hasn't witnessed any kind of violence so far.

Students have vowed not to allow any academic activities to take place until their grievances have been taken into account, says Fisher.

Pippa Hudson (standing in for Kieno Kammies) also spoke to Kylie Hatton, UCT spokesperson about the situation on campus.

According to Hatton the university management spent the whole weekend meeting with students trying to find a way to resolve the situation and encouraging them to allow academic activities to resume.

She says the police and private security have been called to contain the situation and also to protect the property as well protect staff and students who are not protesting and want to resume learning.

UCT will try by all means to resume academic activities today, says Hatton.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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