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Bail for UWC students fixed at R3,000

Students appeared in the Bellville Magistrates Court after being arrested during violent protests yesterday.

FILE: Students were arrested during violent protests on campus yesterday. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Bail has been fixed at R3,000 for 15 protesting University of the Western Cape (UWC) students.

WATCH: UWC protest damage 'likely to cost millions'

Parents of the students managed to raise R45,000 to post bail for the students arrested during violent protests on campus.

They rushed to the closest ATMs as they rallied to collect the money to post bail, with just minutes to spare.

Students were arrested during violent protests on campus yesterday.

#UWCShutDown Some of the damage at B Block after protesters went on the rampage on campus yesterday afternoon AH pic.twitter.com/A0u1pnKyO8

d-amid-protests" target="_blank">during violent protests on campus yesterday.

The matter has been postponed to 11 December for further investigation.

Scores of UWC students were chanting outside the Bellville Magistrates Court after 15 students arrested were granted bail.

#UWCShutDown Students chanting outside court after bail was fixed at 3k for each student. LI pic.twitter.com/MtY5yhwZoB

The fate of a 16th arrested student is unclear.

He appeared in camera because he is still a minor.

Included in the bail conditions is that the students will not be allowed onto campus while the case is pending.

If they want to write exams, special arrangements need to be made with the university to allow them to write at a different venue.

They will have to be escorted onto the institution's premises to collect their personal belongings.

Supporters outside the court are waiting for the arrested students to leave the building.

WATCH: UWC's day of violent protests, rubber bullets & tear gas

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