JOHANNESBURG - All academic activities have been suspended at the University of Cape Town (UCT) as students protest over the murder of student Uyinene Mrwetyana and the safety of women in South Africa.
A day of mourning has been declared as the university comes together against sexual and gender-based violence.
After disrupting exams at UCT on Wednesday morning, students marched to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, where the World Economic Forum on Africa is being held.
Students are protesting over security issues and have vowed to shut down the institution if their demands are not met.
They have given the university a deadline to respond to their demand.
University of Western Cape students are also threatening a shutdown.
They plan to hold a memorial for Jesse Hess, a UWC student who was murdered alongside her grandfather in Parow.
Angry Khayelitsha residents torched the house of Uyinene Mrwetyana's alleged killer on Tuesday night.
Today has been declared a day of mourning at UCT as the university comes together against sexual and gender-based violence. Courtesy #DStv403