Learning at Wits undisrupted today

A group of protesters was joined by students and workers marched against police presence at the institution.

Police Nyalas stand guard at Wits University Senate House. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - After weeks of protests, Wits University says the academic programme was not disrupted today.

The university says the only protest on campus was held in solidarity by a group known as the "black academics" who were then joined by students and workers.

Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel says, "Black academics who support access to quality free higher education that is decolonised have stated that their main issue was that they could not teach in an environment where the safety and security of people is secured by police."

Meanwhile, another group of students and workers marched to the Johannesburg Magistrates Court this afternoon, where Fees Must Fall leader Mcebo Dlamini's bail application was postponed to tomorrow.