News

Zoe Postman and Aisha Abdool Karim

Looking at the emergency mass meeting held by the SRC regarding a 0% fee increase for next year and the possibility of free education

Chidera Onwudinjo

Five short summaries about national and international current affairs

Sue Nyamnjoh

A follow up on insourcing of workers which led to the retrenchment of 40 Metro workers

Jess Worsley

UCT is facing budget cuts due to #Feesmustfall protests and the subsequent 0% increase on tuition fees in 2016

Mbalenhle Khuzwayo

UCT withdraws Flemming Rose's invitation to speak at the TB Davie Academic Freedom Lecture

Robyn Ausmeier

On Wednesday, July 6 there was a nationwide shutdown in Zimbabwe, organised by the #ThisFlag movement, with various shops, companies, transport services and schools closed in protest against high unemployment, corruption, poverty and other socio-political and economic problems within the country.

Ali Findlay

Vice Chancellor Max Price stated that the Naming of Buildings Committee (NOBC) and the Task Team would be meeting after July 1 to decide how the name of Jameson Hall would change and what this change would be. This announcement came through an e-mail received from the VC Desk on June 23, a mass email from the Vice Chancellor was received by all students, stating that Council had agreed to change the name of Jameson Hall after meeting on June 18. The e-mail also mentioned a meeting that took place on June 17, between the Task Team and the NOBC. During this meeting they concluded that ‘Jameson’s ruthless self-interest manifested in a profound lack of respect for other people.’ This conclusion is a contributing factor towards the decision to change the name of the hall.

Catherine Heron

5 short summaries about current affairs in South Africa and internationally

Safiyya Karim

On May 28, a statement was released, via an e-mail correspondence from Vice Chancellor Max Price, that three UCT students, who had violated the interdict against them, were banned from campus. This followed a protest that took place on May 12 against the ban placed on students Alex Hotz, Masixole Mlandu, Chumani Maxwele, Slovo Magida and Zola Shokane. The student protestors had a banner on display over the steps of Jameson Hall, which read ‘Death of a dream’. Several body bags were also laid out on the ground to represent the students who had been prevented from entering the campus.

Taryn Wilson

On Wednesday, May 11, UCT Survivors held an open forum at the Bremner Building to discuss the mismanagement of sexual abuse/harassment cases and rape culture at UCT. The forum followed a series of protests which took place on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10. The protests involved students standing silently on Jammie Plaza holding placards and t-shirts, with slogans such as ‘UCT Management Fails Survivors’ and ‘End Rape Culture’ emblazoned on them. UCT Survivors began the campaign as an event on Facebook labelled #UCTSpeaksBack, in an attempt to create awareness about rape culture and the mishandling of sexual assault cases at UCT.

Mbalenhle Khuzwayo

On July 1, UCT officially insourced almost 1000 previously outsourced employees. This was following a signed agreement between the NEHAWU Joint Shop Stewards Council and University Management on October 28, last year.

Catherine Heron

5 short summaries of events happening in South Africa and around the world

Safiyya Karim

On May 28, a statement was released, via an e-mail correspondence from Vice Chancellor Max Price, that three UCT students, who had violated the interdict against them, were banned from campus. This followed a protest that took place on May 12 against the ban placed on students Alex Hotz, Masixole Mlandu, Chumani Maxwele, Slovo Magida and Zola Shokane. The student protestors had a banner on display over the steps of Jameson Hall, which read ‘Death of a dream’. Several body bags were also laid out on the ground to represent the students who had been prevented from entering the campus.

Taryn Wilson

On Wednesday, May 11, UCT Survivors held an open forum at the Bremner Building to discuss the mismanagement of sexual abuse/harassment cases and rape culture at UCT. The forum followed a series of protests which took place on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10. The protests involved students standing silently on Jammie Plaza holding placards and t-shirts, with slogans such as ‘UCT Management Fails Survivors’ and ‘End Rape Culture’ emblazoned on them. UCT Survivors began the campaign as an event on Facebook labelled #UCTSpeaksBack, in an attempt to create awareness about rape culture and the mishandling of sexual assault cases at UCT.

Robyn Ausmeier

On Wednesday, July 6 there was a nationwide shutdown in Zimbabwe, organised by the #ThisFlag movement, with various shops, companies, transport services and schools closed in protest against high unemployment, corruption, poverty and other socio-political and economic problems within the country.

Ali Findlay

Vice Chancellor Max Price stated that the Naming of Buildings Committee (NOBC) and the Task Team would be meeting after July 1 to decide how the name of Jameson Hall would change and what this change would be. This announcement came through an e-mail received from the VC Desk on June 23, a mass email from the Vice Chancellor was received by all students, stating that Council had agreed to change the name of Jameson Hall after meeting on June 18. The e-mail also mentioned a meeting that took place on June 17, between the Task Team and the NOBC. During this meeting they concluded that ‘Jameson’s ruthless self-interest manifested in a profound lack of respect for other people.’ This conclusion is a contributing factor towards the decision to change the name of the hall.

Mbalenhle Khuzwayo

On July 1, UCT officially insourced almost 1000 previously outsourced employees. This was following a signed agreement between the NEHAWU Joint Shop Stewards Council and University Management on October 28, last year.

Tanya Magaisa

5 short summaries of events happening in South Africa and around the world

Zoe Postman

The #Sprintforher SA initiative was started by two students from the University of Cape Town whose aims are to create awareness and encourage a dialogue about the issues of misogyny and rape culture in South Africa. The campaign originated in the UK where sportswomen uploaded post-workout pictures of themselves on Instagram and Facebook to show their constant thought and support to sexual assault victims. The campaign recently hosted their first event in South Africa on 14 April, a five kilometre run/walk.

Sue Nyamnjoh

Over the years the percentage of international students at UCT has been on the decline moving from 23% in 2007 to 14% in 2014. Increasingly, they have had to return home because they are unable to keep up with the cost of UCT fees.

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