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Portfolio committee to summon CPUT council to Parliament

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s council is expected to be summoned to Parliament after it failed to attend a scheduled meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, it said on Thursday. The committee on Wednesday conducted an oversight visit at CPUT’s Bellville campus for an update[…]

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Classes resume at CPUT campuses

All campuses at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology will re-open on Wednesday. Activities were suspended last week following ongoing protests over fees, accommodation and workers’ issues. An independent external chairperson had earlier found four students guilty of being involved in campus disruptions. They were expelled but it’s been suspended[…]

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CPUT lecture theatre targeted by arsonists

A lecture theatre at the Cape Town campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) was set alight on Wednesday, after similar attacks at the institution’s Mowbray and Bellville campuses. Security personnel were the first to discover that the classroom had been set on fire, said Western Cape police[…]

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28 CPUT security guards arrested

Twenty-eight security guards were arrested at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for allegedly being unregistered, police said on Thursday. The arrests, made in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (PSIRA Act), came during a fraught Chancellor’s Week at the institution, which has been marked by protests and[…]

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CPUT announces 8% increase for ‘rich’ students

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Vice Chancellor Dr Prince Nevhutalu on Friday announced an 8% increase in fees for 2017 for the 10% of students who can afford it. The other 90%, he told an assembly of stakeholders at CPUT’s Bellville campus, are students who either have NSFAS loans[…]

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CPUT alumnus to participate in Cape Epic

The countdown to the ABSA Cape Epic, which is one of the worlds’ most prestigious cycling events, has begun. Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) along with their co-sponsor, Professional Provident Society (PPS), will be entering a development team, made up of a CPUT alumnus and a rider of promise.[…]

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CPUT court order set aside

Cape Peninsula University of Technology students living in university residences will be allowed to stay on campus for an additional week. This after the institution’s court order to have them removed was set aside in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. Students were initially given a deadline to vacate[…]

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