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UCT management suspends classes as student protests intensify

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has suspended all classes due to ongoing protests over increasing tuition fees.

UCT management made the decision citing the safety of faculty and non-protesting students.

Students have blocked off all major routes entering the campus as they protest against a proposed 11% increase in tuition fees.

Management allegedly turned students away after demonstrators tried to arrange a meeting to discuss the matter on Monday morning.

Listen to the full conversation, with Koketso Sachane standing in, on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Student activist and representative of UCT’s Queer Revolution Pam Dlamini said the university's fees were already too high and that management had initially committed not to increase the fees in 2014.

Three of South Africa's largest universities have now been shut due to protests over increased tuition fees.


This article first appeared on 702 : UCT management suspends classes as student protests intensify


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