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UWC obtains interdict against protesters

The University of the Western Cape has obtained a court order preventing a group of protesting workers and about 50 students supporting their cause from disrupting campus operations, its executive management said on Wednesday. “The court order authorises and directs the police to intervene and assist the university. [It] has[…]

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Fees Must Fall Creates Uncertainty

As most students across the Western Cape face financial and academic exclusion due to #FeesMustFall   2015 protests they are left with turbulent uncertainty.   The UWC SRC demands that the historical debt of students be cleared.   “Historical debt has always served as a barrier to students prohibiting from registering[…]

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UWC council fight heads back to court

The long-running battle within the council of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is set to go back to court. And, once again, the unresolved allegations of corruption, especially concerning a R70m security tender, continue to swirl amid claims of political interference, backstabbing and backhanders. On December 18, suspended[…]

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Victory for UWC students and staff

All outsourced staff employed at the University of the Western Cape will receive a monthly allowance of R2 000 from December 1, the council said in a statement. This is one of many agreements taken during a two-day meeting where council considered some of the issues raised by the students[…]

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UWC suspends to 2 council members

Two University of the Western Cape council members have been suspended pending an investigation into their conduct, the institution’s council said in a statement on Thursday. Council took the decision on the first day of its two-day meeting, which began on Thursday, where it deliberated over issues clouding the university.[…]

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We want a lasting solution to UWC students’ debt: SRC

The University of the Western Cape’s student representative council (SRC) on Wednesday issued an urgent memorandum to the university’s council, calling for a lasting solution to student debt. SRC president Akhona Landu said in a statement that the council would sit on Friday to deliberate on governance issues. The council[…]

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SACP blames EFF for ongoing UWC protests

Deputy General Secretary Jeremy Cronin blamed Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (Pasma) for the looting and disruption of exams at University of Western Cape (UWC). Cronin said they (SACP) needed to expose a small minority of externally funded anarchist who were seeking to use[…]

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UWC scraps 1st, 2nd-year exams

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has scrapped its end-of-year exams for first- and second-year students, while final-year students will continue to write. UWC said it was providing off-campus accommodation to some of the estimated 600 final-year and postgraduate students who were scheduled to write their final exams. They[…]

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‘We’ve lost control of students’: FMF

A member of the Fees Must Fall movement at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has conceded that the student movement has lost control of students who have revolted on campus by looting resources and set buildings alight. UWC and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) remains on[…]

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Parents of protesting students show their support

Parents of protesting UWC and CPUT students have united to form the Fees Must Fall Parents Solidarity Committee, following allegations of police brutality against some students. The two Belville-based institutions have been the scene of violent protests over the past week, carrying on from the successful nationwide #FeesMustFall campaign that[…]

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