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Academic activity remains suspended at CPUT, UWC and UCT

It's unclear when operations will resume after classes were suspended due to student protests.

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

CAPE TOWN - Classes at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and University of the Western Cape (UWC) remain suspended.

It's unclear when operations will resume after classes were suspended due to student protests.

Both institutions are meant to start with final exams in less than a month's time.

Classes at UWC were meant to resume today but management announced a further delay, saying a postponement is the best option instead of having further disruptions, as talks are yet to be finalised.

At CPUT, classes remain suspended until further notice. The institution's vice-chancellor Prins Nevhutalu says the executive is committed to ensuring the academic year continues.

It's understood a meeting between management and students has been planned for today.

Meanwhile, the University of Cape Town will also remain closed today. The university's Elijah Moholola explains: "The decision allows for more time for engagement with key stakeholders including the SRC, particularly SRC members who are leading the protests at present."