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Nervous week ahead for some at UCT

Yesterday hundreds of students held a silent protest at the entrance to the Jameson Memorial Hall.

Students at the University of Cape Town held a silent demonstration in support of the resumption of lecture and academic activity. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Some non-protesting students and staff members at the University of Cape Town (UCT) say they're anxious about what awaits them next week in the wake of recent protests on campus.

Yesterday hundreds held a silent protest at the entrance to the Jameson Memorial Hall, calling for classes to resume on Monday.

Students and staff members who attended the silent protest say they're still uncertain about whether UCT's reopen will go ahead uninterrupted.

Professor Nicci Illing, an organiser of yesterday's demonstration, says she hopes learning will resume.

"It is an ongoing thing so I don't think it's sustainable to carry on with this type of action. Honestly, I look at Monday and I wonder what's going to happen on the other side of it."

Fees Must Fall protesters briefly interrupted the silent protest by walking past the larger group, singing and holding placards with messages like "Education is a right, not a privilege".