Views from campus


Events on campus during recent months have inspired much debate and conversation.

Views from campus

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the individual authors in their private capacity; they do not necessarily represent or reflect the views, opinions or policies of the University of Cape Town or the Communication and Marketing Department.

UCT Staff petitions

Staff have spearheaded a number of petitions calling for peaceful engagement in debate and a cessation of violence on campus.


The broader UCT community – including students, administrative staff, academic staff and parents – have voiced their views and opinions about the ongoing student protests on our campuses. These are the unedited questions that they are asking and messages that they would like to have heard.

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Postgrads urgently need funding 10:00, 15 September 2017
Does UCT value its values? 08:43, 3 May 2017
Tim Crowe comments on BAC statement 13:30, 27 October 2016
UCT Council statement 06:30, 24 October 2016
A letter on Fees Must Fall 14:05, 23 October 2016
Statement by the UCT Trust (UK) 13:57, 22 October 2016
Call for an urgent high-level summit 14:11, 14 October 2016
Open letter to the VC 14:13, 26 September 2016
Transforming higher education? 14:16, 22 September 2016
Academic Freedom Committee Statement 14:17, 21 September 2016
Opinion: Elisa Galgut 13:30, 4 August 2016
Go out and vote 14:30, 2 August 2016
Professors are made by hard work 09:00, 14 July 2016
Curriculum transformation 17:30, 15 June 2016
CMD response to the AFC statement 16:30, 31 March 2016
Shackville and the Securo-state 14:34, 26 February 2016
A mother's plea to protesting students 14:37, 18 February 2016
Views from campus 12:00, 18 February 2016