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UCT protests prompt Portfolio Committee visit

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training is due to visit the University of Cape Town on Thursday following the recent disturbances at the institution. Last week, seven students were arrested for unlawful protests linked to possible fee increases and demands for the release of the fees commission report.[…]

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Fees Commission seeks ways to make hearings safe

The Fees Commission says it is seeking ways of ensuring that the venues of its public hearings are safe. The commission’s statement comes after it suspended proceedings after students disrupted the Cape Town leg of its public hearings on Tuesday. The students demanded that the University of Cape Town (UCT)[…]

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UCT students lay charges against vice chancellor Max Price

A group of University of Cape Town (UCT) students and supporters of the Rhodes Must Fall movement laid charges against vice chancellor Max Price on Thursday. Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut confirmed that charges of assault, malicious damage to property and intimidation were laid at Rondebosch police station.[…]

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UCT VC’s son arrested in protest

The son of University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Vice Chancellor Max Price, Ilan, was among the 30 students arrested when the #Feesmustfall protest outside Parliament turned violent on Wednesday. UCT’s spokesperson, Pat Lucas, confirmed that Ilan was arrested with 29 other protesting students. Another student from a well-known family, ANC[…]

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Price calls on students to participate in statue debate

UCT Vice Chancellor Dr Max Price has called on the students of the university to participate in the process surrounding the proposed removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue present on the campus, Netwerk24 reported on Friday. In a statement released on Friday, Price asked students who feel comfortable with[…]

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Students stage sit-in at UCT

University of Cape Town students, calling for the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue, on Monday said they were staging a sit-in at the campus. “We, the Rhodes Must Fall movement, are occupying the Bremner building with the intention to disrupt the normal processes of management and force management[…]

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