At the time of going to print, university campuses around the country were shut down due to fees-related protests. Students at Wits, Rhodes and UCT barricaded entrances to the university, protesting the increase in fees – while similar protest action took hold at Stellenbosch, Rhodes, Fort Hare and Pretoria.
UCT students also called for an end to outsourcing. For more information on UCT’s response and the range of debates raised in the higher education arena, and the country more broadly, go to the website: www.uct.ac.za/news/DebatesInHigherEducation.
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