UCT students protest against Rhodes statue:Thursday 19 March 2015. Students in UCT say Cecil John Rhodes legacy is steeped in the oppression of black people.
(SABC) First there was the Twitter # RhodesMustFall at the University of Cape Town. University of Cape Town students have embarked on a protest to have the statue of Cecil John Rhodes removed as they say it is traumatising. Many students say his legacy is steeped in the oppression of black people in South Africa. Rhodes was the seventh Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. Since the demonstrations, the #RhodesMustFall has had some success at UCT. Student Chumani Maxwele who threw human waste on the statue, told SABC News' Newsroom programme, that he feels insulted each time he passes the Rhodes statue as he sees him as someone that was responsible for the oppression of many black South Africans and that includes the killing of people in several parts of Africa.
"Black and white students came together united in that the statue of CJR must come down because it is a very divisive statue. UCT students reject 6% fee increase :Wednesday 21 October 2015. The students are expected to continue their protests on Wednesday.
(SABC) Students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) say they reject a 6% fee increase at tertiary institutions. Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, confirmed that tuition fee increases will not exceed 6%. He held a meeting with the representatives of various universities in Cape Town on Tuesday to discuss the issue. UCT had initially proposed a fee rise of 10.3%. The students are expected to continue their protests on Wednesday and they are expected to draw support from a number of the university's satellite campuses. Emphatically rejecting the proposed 6% hike, students said their fees are exorbitant and they are not prepared to pay a cent more. Hundreds brought the main road in Rondebosch to a standstill, as they took their protest off the campus and onto the streets.
I'm doing this for my brothers and sisters and my child one day so they can get quality education without having to pay a lot of money. UCT braces for student protest over fees:Monday 19 October 2015. UCT says it's committed to ensuring that its fees are never an obstacle to poorer students.
(SABC) The University of Cape Town (UCT) says it is bracing itself for a protest march by students over fee increases and financial aid on Tuesday. It says similar demonstrations nationwide are a concern. The UCT management says it's important that student fees are kept as low as possible. In a statement, acting UCT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Francis Petersen, says in most cases protest actions bring focus to critical issues affecting higher education. But, Petersen says it’s unacceptable for individuals or groups to engage in illegal behaviour and disrupt classes.
According to Petersen, UCT is committed to ensuring that its fees are never an obstacle to poorer students. Petersen says their increase in fees has almost no impact on fees paid by poor students since management increases financial aid to cover the full fee increase. UCT students embark on campus violence :Tuesday 20 October 2015. Students want the university to stop private companies from rendering services on campus.
(SABC) Protesting University of Cape Town (UCT) students are now making their way to various residences around campus to force outsourced workers to leave their jobs. The workers include security guards and cleaners. Students want the university to stop private companies from rendering services on campus. Classes were again suspended on Tuesday as the no-free increase campaign gained momentum. Speaking in an interview on SAFM Midday Live, Prof Francis Peterson explains the current situation at the University of Cape Town. Click below for the full interview: Related Articles: University of Cape Town, by sabcnewsonline. Western Cape institutions continue with protests :Tuesday 20 October 2015. Those refusing to move, were arrested and a group protested outside the police station demanding the release of co-students.
(SABC) Protests continued on Tuesday at three Western Cape institutions - the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Stellenbosch and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. There were a few scuffles between police and students, and several arrests. Opposing an 11.5% fee increase Stellenbosch students entered the fray and disregarding a court order, students occupied an administration building.
The students were forcefully evicted by police. At least two people were treated by paramedics on the scene, following a scuffle with police. A student at Stellenbosch, Ashanti Kunene says, “We are protesting against the 11.5 % increase in tuition. Earlier students handed over a memorandum of demands and requested a meeting with management. Representing university management Nico Koopman says, "We will take concerns to management and get back to students.
" University Fee Protest. More police arrests as student protests intensify:Tuesday 20 October 2015.