UCT management has a week to respond to students' demands

Students want sexual assault cases to be made public and for more security on campus.

Dozens of students gathered outside the Bremner Building on 11 May 2016 to discuss sexual assault and harassment at UCT. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A group of University of Cape Town students has given management a week to respond to demands regarding measures to combat sexual assault and harassment on campus.

The group gathered at the Bremner Building yesterday where they held a discussion around rape at the university. Some students stripped to their underwear to highlight their concerns over rape culture.

Their demands include that sexual assault cases to be made public and for more security.

Dela Gwala of the UCT survivors group says, "We have put together a whole platform of survivors' experiences. These personal narratives of survival are important if we're going to combat the campus kind that often mocks and makes light of survivors' experiences."

Students have accused university management of having a lack of concern about the issue.

This follows a campaign at Rhodes University where students threatened to shut down the institution in solidarity with the women who released the Rhodes reference list detailing alleged sexual offenders.

Protests started with the publishing of 11 names of alleged rapists on social media.

Many women, some of whom were naked while protesting at Rhodes, were armed with sjamboks but shared their stories of how they too have been violated.

Rhodes University Vice Chancellor Sizwe Mabizela committed to an overhaul of the university's harassment reporting methods.

WATCH: #RUReferenceList: Rhodes guys chat [WARNING: This video contains strong language]

Additional reporting by Govan Whittles and Ziyanda Ngcobo.