Waitress did not shed tears over ‘tipgate’ – Qwabe

Oxford scholar Ntokozo Qwabe is adamant that waitress Ashleigh Schultz was not reduced to tears in the controversy he describes as “tipgate”. “You must distinguish between the story as it happened and the story as it is told by the media‚” he told journalists in Johannesburg on Monday. He said[…]

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‘UCT turned down accommodation offers’

UCT had known it would be short of student accommodation but had turned down offers of accommodation for nearly 800 students, say the directors of two different property firms. They had foreseen the accommodation problem UCT now faced, but the university was seemingly not serious about the issue. While UCT[…]

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Brian Molefe’s son among RMF arrests

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s son was one of the students who appeared at Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning in connection with the protest chaos at the University of Cape Town on Tuesday. The students were protesting against a housing shortage at UCT which the Rhodes Must Fall group believes[…]

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UCT to lay criminal charges against protesting students

A number of University of Cape Town (UCT) students are facing criminal charges and a suspension from the institution, UCT management said. “We are in the process of obtaining an interdict and will bring criminal charges against those involved. We have taken the step to suspend eight students. We are[…]

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Victory for #RhodesMustFall activists

After nearly a month of protesting, sit-ins and relentless meetings, the statue of Cecil John Rhodes will finally be removed, University of Cape (UCT) Vice Chancellor Max Price announced on Wednesday evening. The Rhodes Must Fall debate gained momentum in March after UCT students threw faeces on the statue, situated[…]

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