UCT acts against disruption of classes

08 March 2023

Dear colleagues and students

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has noted with concern that a group of students have disrupted lectures on upper campus this morning, Wednesday, 8 March 2023.

These acts of disruptions are unlawful in terms of the interim interdict granted by the Western Cape High Court on Friday, 17 February 2023. As a result, the relevant members of the executive have alerted the SAPS, who will intervene and respond to these disruptions.

The UCT executive reiterates its stance on upholding the right to legitimate protest, but will act against any unlawful activities.

The executive further remains committed to a process of engagement over any issues, noting that an array of measures has been put in place already to enable over 4 000 students with fee blocks to register for the 2023 academic year.

Only a few classes have been disrupted. The rest of the classes have continued. Where practically possible, classes scheduled for the remainder of the day are to continue while the executive activates measures to respond to the unlawful disruptive acts.

Further updates will be provided to the UCT community in due course.


Communication and Marketing Department

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