CPUT protesters demand meeting with vice-chancellor

A CPUT spokesperson says classes should have resumed but very few lectures are taking place.

FILE: A CPUT Fees2017 protester sings with the crowd waiting for a general assembly to begin. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Peninsula University of Technology says classes should have resumed at all campuses, but very few lectures are taking place.

Spokesperson Lauren Kansley says a large group of students has gathered at the admin building on the Bellville campus.

They are demanding to speak to the vice-chancellor.

Kansley adds that the onus is on line managers to determine whether or not staff should leave the building.

"Despite the directive that all classes should proceed today across the CPUT campuses, a limited amount of teaching actually occurred. At the moment a large group of protestors are mobilized on our Bellville campus outside our admin building, but a large group of SAPS and security is monitoring them closely."