This week’s protest hot spots

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North-West Univer­sity

π Vi­o­lent clashes break out at the Mahikeng cam­pus on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, leav­ing stu­dents in­jured; aca­demic ac­tiv­i­ties come to a halt π Sev­eral build­ings en­gulfed in flames on Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing stu­dent demon­stra­tions against the stu­dents’ rep­re­sen­ta­tive coun­cil in­au­gu­ra­tion π Man­age­ment gives stu­dents three hours’ no­tice to

va­cate cam­pus on Thurs­day at 9am

Univer­sity of the Free State

π Var­sity Cup match be­tween UFS and Nelson Man­dela Metropoli­tan Univer­sity called off on Mon­day night af­ter pro­test­ers rep­re­sent­ing #Out­sourcingMustFall and rugby fans swarm the field for a mas­sive brawl π The UFS on Mon­day an­nounces the sus­pen­sion of aca­demic ac­tiv­ity. Stu­dents go on the ram­page and van­dalise two men’s hos­tels. There are un­con­firmed al­le­ga­tions that white stu­dents are as­saulted π On Thurs­day, the UFS is­sues a short state­ment say­ing work­ers are ex­pected back on Mon­day fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful meet­ing with man­age­ment π On Thurs­day, stu­dents call for the res­ig­na­tion of vicechan­cel­lor Jonathan Jansen π On Fri­day, po­lice and pri­vate se­cu­rity guards force open the doors of a UFS res­i­dence and ar­rest a first year and se­cond year stu­dent, a hos­tel leader says. Al­le­ga­tions of only black stu­dents be­ing tar­geted cir­cu­late π Twenty-one UFS stu­dents ap­pear in the Bloem­fontein Mag­is­trates’ Court on Fri­day on charges of ma­li­cious dam­age to prop­erty. They al­legedly tried to dam­age a cam­pus statue of for­mer Or­ange Free State pres­i­dent MT Steyn

Univer­sity of the Wit­wa­ter­srand

π No protest ac­tion this week. Stu­dents stand in sol­i­dar­ity with other cam­puses, call­ing for a #FeesMustFall meet­ing at 5pm on Fri­day af­ter­noon

Univer­sity of Cape Town

π On Tues­day, lec­tur­ers join stu­dents in a

black aca­demic cau­cus silent protest

Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria

π Dozens of stu­dents gather at the Hat­field cam­pus on Thurs­day morn­ing for a prayer walk, com­ing to­gether for the third day in a row. A so­cial-me­dia cam­paign is launched, urg­ing stu­dents to “take a pic­ture of them­selves with a per­son of an­other race in greyscale with a poster stat­ing: #Colour­Blind” π On Fri­day, the Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers Stu­dents’ Com­mand says classes can­not re­sume with­out an agree­ment be­ing reached with man­age­ment π Classes ex­pected to re­sume on Mon­day af­ter a univer­sity an­nounce­ment π The univer­sity will adopt a zero tol­er­ance ap­proach to vi­o­lence and crime when the in­sti­tu­tion opens its doors next week, says vice-chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Ch­eryl de la Rey

Univer­sity of KwaZulu-Na­tal

π A group of 100 con­tract work­ers start a protest, with the first mass ac­tion demon­stra­tion at the univer­sity for 2016 on Wed­nes­day – a peace­ful march on Pi­eter­mar­itzburg’s main cam­pus. The univer­sity re­ceives a “mem­o­ran­dum of de­mands on the in­sourc­ing of all gen­eral work­ers”

Rhodes Univer­sity

π On Tues­day evening, stu­dents set up bar­ri­cades, which are re­moved by vice-chan­cel­lor Dr Sizwe Mabizela and the po­lice. Stu­dents are dis­sat­is­fied with Mabizela’s ad­dress ear­lier that day in re­sponse to stu­dent de­mands

THE­UNS KRUGER, Graph­ics24

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