UCT suspends all classes

Cape Town – The University of Cape Town (UCT) has suspended all academic activity at the institution on Thursday and Friday, following a week of student protests.

The university said the decision followed "extensive disruptions and barricades" on campus on Thursday morning.

"[Classes have been cancelled], primarily for the safety of students and staff and to avoid exposing staff and students to unacceptable disruptive behaviour," the university said in an email to students on Thursday morning.

Blended learning models would be implemented to allow for teaching off campus.

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