Wits to beef up campus security

University of the Witwatersrand Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tawana Kupe, says some of the academic programmes continued successfully despite disruptions and violence on main campus.

Kupe says the university cannot sacrifice the 2016 academic year.

Confrontation erupted between police, private security and students earlier when students demanded entering the Wits Great Hall.

Students also allegedly set the bus alight on Jorissen street in Braamfontein when they were denied access to campus.

We have to plan to increase safety and security of students and staff members. Some had successful lectures. Some were disrupted. We need to consolidate a plan to save academic year 2016 because it is saving the lives of South Africans and it is contributing to its economic and social development.

Prof. Tawana Kupe, Wits Deputy Vice Chancellor

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