A group of protesting University of Cape Town (UCT) students has occupied the campus’ Kramer building on Friday.
The students are protesting against financial exclusions and the death of a civilian at Wits University this week.
They have demanded that the University’s Vice Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng as well as the university management address their financial struggles face to face.
They also want around 2,500 students who have been financially excluded to be allowed to register.
The university said it has more than 1,600 students with historic debt, amounting to R88 million.
— Wesley Fester (@wesleyfestersa) March 12, 2021
Our demands are simple —
• All students must be allowed to register. This is useless without debt clearance. Student debt must be cleared.
• NSFAS issues must be resolved expeditiously. UCT Council must pressure Government to fund all students.
• Blade Nzimande must resign.
— UCT SRC (@UCT_SRC) March 10, 2021