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Essential services shut at UCT, UWC and CPUT remain closed

It's been a shaky start to the week at UCT after management confirmed it will resume operations on Monday, though face-to-face classes remain suspended.

Protesting students have regrouped on the Jammie Steps of Upper Campus after a morning of disruptions.

Demonstrators entered several buildings and management has been forced to shut down essential services such as the computer labs and library, reports EWN's Xolani Koyana.

Human faeces was thrown at the entrance of the law faculty and at least on protester has been arrested.

Students are also calling for activist Masixole Mlandu, who was arrested last week, to be released from prison.

They're expected to hold a mass meeting this afternoon.

Meanwhile, at UWC and the CPUT will remain closed next week due to student protests.

The newly-elected SRC at UWC has called for management to engage with them following a mass meeting this morning.

CPUT management has made alternative arrangements for off-site assessments at the Wingfield Military Base.

This follows arson attacks and destructive protests on CPUT campuses last week.

Officials have opened a case of attempted murder after two guards were allegedly locked inside a burning building.

At the same time, Stellenbosch University says it will remain open amid tight security and visible police presence.

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