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Several universities across SA continue shutdown

Academic activity at Rhodes University has been suspended for a fourth day.

FILE: Public Order Police patrol an entry point to the Rhodes University campus that was barricaded by students protesting fee hikes. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Several universities across the country continue to be shutdown.

One of them is Rhodes University were academic activity has been suspended for a fourth day due to fees protests on campus.

The institution's management held a meeting with some students, the SRC and staff last night to discuss various issues.

During the meeting, the university undertook to investigate the feasibility of free education, to ensure supplementary exams will be free and to include students in the budget process.

SRC president Gift Sandi says a follow up meeting is being held today.

"We want a clear and comprehensive response into how things are going to happen, for instance the pressure that's going to be applied on the government to increase the subsidy."

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