Universities spend millions in beefing up security
North West University alone has spent more than R3.7 million on security since the beginning of the year.
CAPE TOWN - Universities countrywide are digging deep to secure their campuses by spending millions for additional security.
Last year, student protests against university fee increases led to vandalism and violent clashes on campuses.
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The North West University's (NWU) Mafikeng Campus has been hardest hit with several buildings set alight last month.
It has now been shut indefinitely.
NWU has spent more than R3.7 million on security since the beginning of the year.
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The University of the Free State says it's been spending R150,000 a day on security since violent clashes broke out at a Varsity Rugby match last month.