Wits has a limited number of beds under its control, says deputy VC

Deputy vice-chancellor at Wits University Professor Andrew Crouch says the university does not have enough beds to accommodate all students.

Students have embarked on a hunger strike to demand accommodation and registration for students with historical debt.

Wits has a limited number of beds under its control.

Professor Andrew Crouch, Deputy vice-chancellor - Wits University

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Approximately 6 700 beds that we have access to as the University.

Professor Andrew Crouch, Deputy vice-chancellor - Wits University

Professor Crouch says year on year they try to add more bed to their residence.

Last year we added 200 beds. This is insufficient to cater for that total student population that we have.

Professor Andrew Crouch, Deputy vice-chancellor - Wits University

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