‘Shutdown’ of UCT will be disastrous, university warns Fees Must Fall protesters
UCT’s executive committee received a 48-hour notice from the South African Liberated Public Sector Workers Union Monday afternoon
The University of Cape Town (UCT) said disruptions of its academic programme would "disastrous for the university’s financial stability" and "society". The statements came ahead of a planned "complete shutdown" of the university on Thursday by Fees Must Fall protesters and workers unions. The shutdown was originally planned for Wednesday. UCT’s executive committee received a 48-hour notice from the South African Liberated Public Sector Workers Union (Salipswu) on Monday afternoon. In a mass meeting held at UCT on Monday‚ student-led protest movement Fees Must Fall called for protests over the alleged exploitation of insourced workers‚ as well as the financial and academic exploitation of students with historic debt. In a statement on its website on Tuesday, the university pleaded with protesters "to protest or strike in a manner that will not disrupt the operations of the university". "The university cannot afford to lose any academic time if we are to complete the curriculum in tim...
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