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UCT student leaders blamed 'for negotiating in bad faith'

Students protested this morning, blocking the entrances to the university's Upper Campus.

UCT students block the entrance on upper campus on 3 October 2016 during fees protests. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - University of Cape Town management has blamed some student leaders for negotiating in bad faith during talks aimed at returning normalcy to campus.

The university says officials explained to activists why it is crucial that operations resume from today.



However, a group of students protested, blocking the north and south entrances to the Upper Campus, in a bid to shut down the institution.

This comes after a two-week shutdown forced by protesters in their campaign against fee hikes.

The institution's Gerda Kruger says: "We explained over and over we have a legal, moral and financial obligation to conclude the year successfully. We demonstrated our willingness to engage every aspect of their demands."