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Update on protest

- Wits University

Statement from Professor Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal:

I was asked to engage a group of protesting workers and students who made a series of demands of management.

I addressed them and provided management’s responses to these demands today, as per our previous communication in this regard. We have agreed to engage further with some of their representatives, as part of a wider stakeholder engagement, and I have undertaken to provide a response to the group on Sunday.

The University remains open and focussed on its academic programme and other operational functions, and Campus Control has been mandated to facilitate this. The police are also on standby, should they be required.

We urge all members of the University community to continue to do everything possible to allow for the completion of this academic year.