Today's Big Stories

Contingency plans in place if UWC fails to re-open on Monday

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) says it has contingency plans in place if management cannot reach a resolution with student protesters.

University management has invited student representatives to meet and engage on their demands, with the hope that an agreement can be reached while classes resume.

UWC spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo says classes have been suspended at UWC for the remainder of the week.

Two weeks of the academic programme have been lost and only two more remain on the calendar before exams are due two start.

Management may have to push exams back (due to start on November 7) if classes resume on Monday, Tyhalibongo explains.

While contingency plans have been discussed over potentially prolonged disruptions, Tyhalibongo is not at liberty to share that information publicly.

There are various plans about how the university would respond should we not open next week Monday, or should the strike continue.

Luthando Tyhalibongo, UWC spokesperson

In the meantime, management has introduced blended learning for students with internet access.

Tyhalibongo explains that students are able to interact with lecturers and lecture notes as well as submit tests and assignments online.

Listen to the full conversation from The John Maytham Show:

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.

Arsonists condemned after CPUT torched overnight

Arsonists condemned after CPUT torched overnight

University management has opened a case of attempted murder after two guards were allegedly locked inside a burning building.

Popular articles
'People are in pain! They want to see AB play Test Cricket!' - Neil Manthorp

'People are in pain! They want to see AB play Test Cricket!' - Neil Manthorp

John Maytham interviews famed cricket correspondent Neil Manthorp.

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Chief Fire Officer at Overberg District Municipality says arson is a problem they are all too familiar with.

Exasperated listener (and Kuga owner) recounts shocking service from Ford

Exasperated listener (and Kuga owner) recounts shocking service from Ford

It’s getting worse and worse for Ford, as this report of shocking service shows. John Maytham interviews a frustrated listener.