Students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) District Six Campus gave a 21-hour ultimatum to their management to provide answers to their demands including housing or they will shut down the campus.
The ultimatum that ends today at 13:00 was handed over to the management, on Wednesday after the leaders and the students disrupted the lectures.
Housing officer of the student representative council Andile Xolo said students requested the institution to identify private accommodation with the assistance of the SRC and student bodies, for students who qualify for the funding scheme.
“We want everyone who applied for residence, whose statuses do not reflect to be put on a list, which will ensure that they get accommodated,” Xolo said.
CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley said “We cannot be responsible for every person who demands a place in student housing.”
Highlighting that the students without places are mostly walk-ins who expect to “jump” the residence queue ahead of those who applied on time and meet the requirements.