UCT in talks with cellular providers to help students

The university wants students to have free internet to access university websites off campus.

Protesting UCT on the Jammie plaza. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town (UCT) is in talks with cellular providers to provide free internet for students to access university websites off campus.

This is to allow students to access course work amid disruptions caused by student protests.

Meanwhile, the university says it is investigating various offences allegedly committed by demonstrators, including an attack on two security guards yesterday.

UCT's Elijah Moholola says the increased presence of police on campus is a necessity.

"During the early hours of Wednesday, there were reports of protesters throwing stones at private security. A fire was started in the parking lot and put out by security. There was a broken window on the medical campus."