Amid continuing student protests, Fort Hare reopens after being closed for four weeks, while a building is torched at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Student protests continued on Monday even as the strife-hit universities pressed ahead with plans to salvage the academic year. After four weeks Fort Hare re-opened, while a building was torched at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. Here is a round-up: Wits University The university promised to make adjustments to the restrictions on campuses following a wide range of complaints from students. Spokesperson Shirona Patel said: "There have been multiple legitimate requests from students who need to access university facilities for study purposes after 10pm. "The university will publish a list of learning areas and computer laboratories later today which will remain open after 10pm." This came as a group of students on Monday barricaded roads causing heavy traffic earlier this morning in Parktown. The group started two fires on public roads and at an intersection and a bus stop in the area. They said this action was as a result of their frustration with the u...

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