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.[…]
By Yaseen Kippie On Tuesday night, The University of Cape Town held its annual TB Davies Memorial Lecture, organised by the Academic Freedom Committee. Professor Mahmood Mamdani, previously employed at UCT, returned as the guest speaker after 16 years away. He answered critics of his acceptance to speak at the[…]
Tensions have broken out at the University of Cape Town’s upper campus as pro-Palestinian student activists had a war of words with Zionist supporters. Hundreds of students who form part of the Palestinian solidarity movement staged a rally on Thursday, which raised the ire of Jewish Zionist students trying to[…]
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)[…]
In a statement issued in the wake of “violence that took place on some South African campuses the last two days”‚ Price urged: “Again‚ I ask you to think about how you want to be treated and how you want to treat others on campus.” The University of the Free[…]
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.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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