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WC authorities dealing with protests across province

There are protests in Cape Town's CBD as CPUT students gather in Wale Street, there are protests in Hout Bay, and there are protests in Thembalethu in George.

Police nyalas are driving into the Hangberg community in Hout Bay as protesters continue to throw rocks and stones at authorities. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Authorities are dealing with several protests across the Western Cape.

In Cape Town's CBD, protesting Cape Peninsula University of Technology students have gathered outside the City of Cape Town's offices in Wale Street.

Disciplinary hearings against four students accused of misconduct are being conducted there.

A student says their grievances must be addressed.

“They promised us yesterday that they the vice-chancellor will come back to us before they even come here for the hearing. But we can’t even access the hearing.”

Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies are dealing with a second day of protests in the Hangberg community in Hout Bay.

A protest in Thembalethu in George has also caused the closure of the N2 highway.

In Kleinmond residents are demanding municipal manager Coenie Groenwald comes to address them in the community.

Overhills community members say they have been requested to meet officials at the municipal offices, but they say fear they'll be arrested if they do so.

Residents are dissatisfied with the awarding of a cleaning contract to a business from outside the community.

Violent protests which erupted on Monday are also in demand of housing and a graveyard.

Community representative Ayanda Tyulu says: “We must meet in Siyabulela, there’s a space there that we are always meeting. He must come and meet there, he must come. He can even stay in the car and speak to us about what the way forward is.”

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