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CPUT students frustrated by lack of progress in talks

Some students feel that acts of protest are the only way to get their message across to university officials.

FILE: Students watch as police arrest a protesting student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Bellville Campus during 2015 protests. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Some protesting students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology say they are frustrated by the fact that talks to ensure their demands are met are going nowhere.

Yesterday, private security and police officials were deployed after students dumped human waste in a venue where a meeting was meant to be held.





Some students feel these kind of acts are the only way to get their message across to the university officials.

"Now that we're trying to make an agreement with our VC, he tells us he doesn't care. This is the only way that he can see we're really serious."

Another student has suggested the university shut down for a week to allow for negotiations.

However, one student says protesters are taking things too far.

"To be honest I do support the #FeesMustFall campaign, but I feel as students we are taking this way too far. I mean it's not possible for the South African government to provide free varsity education for all."