Classes disrupted after a mass meeting at UCT

Oct 24th, 2017 Video360 292 Views

CAPE TOWN: The University of Cape Town (UCT) has not yet decided whether or not to hike fees for 2018. This comes in response to the claims by the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC) that the institution would be hiking fees by between 8 and 10%. A mass meeting was held at UCT’s Jameson Hall on Tuesday where the SRC read out a list of demands addressed to the university. Thereafter students dispersed and began disrupting classes on Upper and Middle Campus.The list of demands read out at the mass meeting included: a 0% fee increment at the university, the immediate release of the Fees Commission report and an emergency institutional commission of inquiry into all the deaths of students over the past two to five years, particularly in relation to cases of suicide. Video by: David Ritchie/ ANA Pictures