GP universities find ways to cut security costs

Wits University has found a way to cut costs through a security sharing system with UJ and UP.

FILE: Tempers flare at Wits University as students clash with private security at the campus. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University has found a way to cut costs through a security sharing system with the Universities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The rapid unit will supply wits with additional security in the event of protests.

Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel says the institution has spent at least R2 million per month on private security since the start of the fees must fall protests in October last year.

"The universities have decided to work together and put together a rapid response unit which comprises of various security from different universities. This means universities will share campus control and security services."