Uncertainty over when several universities will reopen

Decisions are being made by some institutions over the weekend whether to re-open next week.

CPUT Bellville Fees2017 protesters sing before the general assembly with the Vice Chancellor. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN - As several universities across the country remain shut decisions are being made by some institutions over the weekend whether to reopen next week.

Yesterday, Wits University cancelled its general assembly which was supposed to be held by students, staff and the university's management to discuss a way forward.

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The meeting was cancelled after management failed to reach an agreement on the structure of the gathering or the reopening of the university on Monday.

Meanwhile, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced it will shut down all its campuses on Monday, while attempting to salvage the 2016 academic year.

The institution has been on shutdown for three weeks due to on-going protests by some students calling for free education.

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The executive met with demonstrators through a student appointed mediator from the Cape Law Society.

Students demanded classes be suspended pending a resolution to their grievances.

UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola said, "The decision allows for more time to engage stakeholders including the SRC leaders who are leading the student protests."