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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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UWC caught between a rock and a hard place

Demands that lack legitimacy. A student leadership not elected through a democratic process. Students with leaders who lack negotiation experience. These were some of the factors that have led to the continued protests at the University of the Western Cape said the South African Institute of Race Relations’ Sara Gon.[…]

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Two UWC residences damaged in arson incidents

Three more students were arrested at the University of the Western Cape’s Bellville campus on Monday after two residences were set alight. UWC spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo confirmed that the Kovacs and Res 1 residences were damaged in incidents of arson. Protests were also ongoing at the Chris Hani residence. Earlier[…]

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UWC cancels exams due to threats

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has cancelled exams that were scheduled to start on Monday amid threats by protesting students. The university on Friday issued a statement on its website that it is deeply concerned about the continuation of the examinations in the current format. “The latest developments[…]

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UWC exams to continue on Monday

Exams at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) will continue on Monday, the institution said on Thursday. Exams, which were cancelled this week because of the violent protests on campus, would be repeated the week of December 1, UWC spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo said in a statement. UWC was doing[…]

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UWC parents back protesting students

rents of UWC students say they will stand by the #FeesMustFall campaign and have demanded an independent inquiry into the recent flare up of protest action on campus that lead to the arrest of 16 students. On Thursday, 16 students accused of grievous bodily harm, malicious damage to property and[…]

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Chaos as UWC protestors disrupt exams

There was mayhem at the University of the Western Cape on Wednesday after a flare up of action from some 100 students on campus led to police firing rubber bullets and stun grenades. Reports and images of vandalism from protesting students circulated on social media. The South African Police Service[…]

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UWC staff ‘attacked by students’

The University of the Western Cape says campus staff were attacked by protesting students on Wednesday morning. In a statement, it said its fire and medical officer was attacked while a female security officer was threatened at knifepoint. University spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo said five students were arrested in connection with[…]

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UWC condemns violence, intimidation

A renewed call by a group of protesters at the University of the Western Cape to have the rector of the institution address them, has been turned down by university management. In a statement on Saturday, the UWC executive explained that on Thursday the group of protesting students was informed[…]

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Protests continue at UWC

Around three hundred students were seen demonstrating at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on Monday, calling for it to close its doors. Speaking to VOC News, UWC student protester, LeratorWolela says throughout the day, students chanted songs for free higher education as they say their demands have not[…]

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