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Police keep watchful eye at some Cape universities writing exams

Police are keeping a close eye on campus activities in Cape Town, as come universities facilitate final examinations.

The situation at UWC is now under control after protesters attempted to intimidate exam students this morning.

UWC students have had to travel to five various exam venues at off-campus locations, reports EWN's Ilze-Marie Le Roux.

Two containers of petrol were also apparently discovered on campus this morning.

Police will remain on campus for the rest of the day to keep a close eye on the situation.

Meanwhile, exams have kicked of to a relatively smooth start at UCT.

There was a strong police presence on campus to ensure that protesters do not disrupt exams, as per UCT court interdict.

At the same time, off-site assessments continue for some CPUT at the Wingfield Military Base in GoodWood.

But management is still trying to determine if exams will be written for the bulk of CPUT students.

A new acting vice chancellor has been appointed at CPUT after Prins Nevuthalu was placed on 'special leave' on 21 October.

It appears that Stellenbosch university management have a firm grip on the situation.

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