Following disruptions in the kitchens and Main Admin Building yesterday 18 October, the Vice-Chancellor requested four or five student representatives to engage with him in his office. A large group of students entered the building followed by members of the Public Order Policing Unit who arrested one student.
Unfortunately, Rhodes University experienced disruption in the early morning of 5 October 2016. Protesters invaded residences on the upper part of campus while students were sleeping. Fire alarms were set off as the residences were invaded. Tyres and two rain water storage tanks were also set alight in the immediate vicinity.
Responses to the demands of the students – 26 September 2016
The university leadership has consulted with its two unions (NEHAWU and NTEU), the HOD’s forum, and other constituencies available at short notice in making these responses.
Rhodes University’s response to the Minister of Higher Education & Training’s statement on university tuition fee adjustments for 2017
Rhodes University notes and welcomes the Minister's recommendations regarding university tuition fee adjustments for 2017. We particularly welcome Government's commitment to assist students who come from poor and working class families and those who come from mid-level income families.