Outsourcing protest puts UWC on lockdown

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is on lockdown as workers and students barricade all entrances the university with protests for higher wages and an end to outsourcing. Police have tried to disperse protesters with rubber bullets after workers chanted on university premises from all main entrances. Students watched[…]

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Irrational for UCT to ban outsourcing: Economist

The University of Cape Town (UCT) could find itself incurring more costs following its “irrational” banishing of outsourcing, according to an economist. This week the university committed to doing away with outsourcing of services, including cleaning and security, after two weeks of protests by students and workers. Economist Chris Hart[…]

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