Update: Student in court and concerned black staff protest
- Wits University
Academic programme goes ahead with no reports of disruptions.
Dear Students and Colleagues
We have had no reports of disruptions to the academic programme. All University activities go ahead tomorrow.
STUDENT IN COURT
A student arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court today. His application for bail has been postponed until tomorrow.
CONCERNED BLACK STAFF PROTEST
Concerned Black Staff for Free, Quality, Decolonised Education held a silent protest outside the Wits Great Hall today. They were joined by groups of students and workers and indicated that they would hand over a memorandum to management.
COMPUTER LABS THAT CAN BE ACCESSED AFTER 10PM – CHANGE TO VENUE
Following the requests of many students to continue using learning venues and computer labs after 10pm, the University has agreed to keep the following venues open and available to students. Students will have to be in these venues before 10pm and on completion of their use of the facilities, will be escorted back to their residences by Campus Control, who will be stationed at the door of these facilities.
The venues are:
Braamfontein Campus East
CNS PG Lab – SH1029, 1st Floor, West Wing, Senate House
CNS UG Lab – SH1101, 1st Floor, West Wing, Senate House
Braamfontein Campus West
CNS UG Lab – FNB 2B, Ground Floor, FNB Building
D Lab – Ground Floor, Chamber of Mines Building
Wits Education Campus
CNS UG Lab- GLASS LAB01, Marang Block, Ground Floor
Wits Health Sciences Campus
CNS UG Lab – MS-01A, 3rd Floor, Medical School
Wits Management Campus
Computer laboratories open for postgraduate students as normal.
We apologise to all those affected by the West Campus Tunnel closure. This is an interim security measure. We will reopen it as soon as the situation fully stabilises.
We remain open to engagement and negotiation with student leaders as we believe that the issues that they have raised can only be resolved through negotiated outcomes. Our primary focus is on the completion of the academic programme in the next week.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM
18 OCTOBER 2016 (17:00)