CPUT closed again as student protests continue

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- citizen.co.za | 4 weeks ago

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) closed yet again on Wednesday, after a confrontation between the police, a private security company and about 700 students on Tuesday night.

University management suspended academic activity on Wednesday, and asked staff to work from home if they could. The EFF Student Command’s Chulumanco Mihlali Nkasela said the drama started on Tuesday night as students made their way to a planned meeting to discuss issues regarding Nsfas grants, problems with student accommodation and food which students feel is too expensive.

Nkasela said students were stopped while on their way to the meeting by the university’s private security firm, Vetus Schola.

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