Private security looks on as students protest in support of the #FeesMustFall campaign at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, 04 October 2016.
JOHANNESBURG - The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has confirmed that all academic activities will go ahead on Wednesday.
No disruptions to the academic programme were reported on Tuesday, although some staff members, students and workers did protest outside the Great Hall.
#Fees2017 #Wits Black academic and students protesting outside the Great Hall. Water canon parked close by pic.twitter.com/r0A58rNVKa— Tehillah Niselow (@tehillahniselow) October 18, 2016
The institution says it's open to negotiations with student leaders, but its main focus is the completion of the academic programme in the next week.
The institution was forced to close its doors after weeks of the Fees Must Fall violent protests.
Meanwhile, University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor Max Price has reaffirmed the university’s commitment to staying open and completing the 2016 academic year.
The institution has condemned the violence over the past two days.
Situation on Upper Campus: Phakamani Ntentema seen injured and arrested. #UCT #FeesMustFall pic.twitter.com/7PLhi34OG6— A.M. (@andrewrambles) October 18, 2016
Chaos breaking out at UCT @GroundUp_News #UCT #Fees2017 pic.twitter.com/V1GxCV64Sv— Ashleigh Furlong (@ashleighfurlong) October 18, 2016
In a statement, the university's management confirms it's still open to engagement with protesters, but is appealing to students to protest within the limits of the law.
In Port Elizabeth, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will open its doors today, despite clashes between the Fees Must Fall protesters and the police on Tuesday.
Police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets as protesters tried to stop other students from entering the campus.
Just before they drove through the gate #nmmu #nmmushutdown pic.twitter.com/xSgcDZucqa— ????? (@Zahraa_777) October 18, 2016
The university management says it's committed to completing the academic year in spite of the challenges it faces.