CPUT protesters dispersed following attempted disruptions

GroundUp reports that Cape Peninsula University of Technology students protested against financial exclusions on Thursday. About 200 people participated in the protests at the Cape Town campus. Some of the protesting students told GroundUp that they received a notice ordering them to pay their debt, failing which they would not be able to register next year.

Protests have been ongoing on CPUT for months over fees, accommodation, workers’ issues, and the suspension of four students. Protests are expected to continue on Friday and some protesters said that they won’t stop until CPUT management meets them and acknowledges their demands on financial exclusion.

by Yann Macherez