UCT, Wits close hostels, but students stay put

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UCT, Wits close hostels, but students stay put

‘It is ludicrous,’ says one staffer as SRC defies health-motivated move because students weren’t consulted

Tanya Farber, Amina Asma and Shonisani Tshikalange

UCT and Wits students have threatened mass action and launched court applications to protest against the sudden closure of residences to curb the spread of Covid-19.

On Monday, it was announced that a University of Cape Town staff member tested positive and that the university would be closed prematurely with immediate effect for the end of term. It was originally scheduled to finish the term on March 21. 

This meant all UCT residences would need to be completely vacated within 72 hours from Monday, March 16. ..

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