The University of Cape Town approached the Western Cape High Court seeking interdictory relief with respect to unlawful protest action and the matter was heard on an urgent basis today, 30 October 2017. The court granted an interim interdict, effective immediately.
The UCT executive are still not satisfied that they can guarantee a peaceful environment in which classroom learning can take place. They have therefore extended the suspension of face-to-face lectures on main, middle, lower and Hiddingh campuses on Monday, 30 October 2017, and Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
Over the course of the next two days, course conveners will do their best to ensure that all learning material is delivered through other means, including blended and online learning. Course conveners will also communicate if and how assessments and tests will be conducted, and whether practicals and tutorials will proceed as normal or in varied formats. Some teaching may continue off campus.
The university remains open, with the majority of operations continuing. The libraries will be open and the Jammie Shuttle service will be fully operational.
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In a statement to UCT students, Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price said:
“I wish no student to be ignorant about what constitutes unlawful protest behaviour.
Disruption of classes, blocking of entrances or exits, interfering with traffic flow, putting up barricades that prevent people from conducting normal business or attending classes, and any form of intimidation – whether physical or verbal – is unlawful.”