The University of Cape Town has suspended classes for today and tomorrow following a week of student protest. The university decided to suspend classes after disruptions and barricades on Thursday morning at UCT. The suspension excluded the faculty of health sciences and graduate school of business. UCT students are protesting for the release of the Fees Commission report and for a 0% increase in fees for 2018.

Two students aged 21 and 28 were arrested yesterday for contravening the Gatherings Act when they marched on Parliament to hand over a memorandum. UCT Student representative council, whose term ends on Friday, said they would not allow a fee increase to go ahead. During Wednesday’s protests on the UCT campus, students were disrupted during tests and lectures as protesters tried to shut down the campus. No damage was noted.

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