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Wits academic activities to be suspended on Monday

All academic activities at Wits University will remain suspended on Monday following student protests against the proposed increase in tuition fees for next year.

The proposed 10.5% increase, which has led to student protests, was suspended on Saturday after a tense standoff between management and the students on the university's main campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The University's Executive Council convened an urgent meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue and says they will get back to the students on the resolution taken.

They will report back to the students in the afternoon.

The university's spokesperson Shirona Patel says, "In the interest of safety and security, we will close the university and all academics will be suspended. This includes lectures, exams, tests, practicals etc. And this includes medical school and our connected hospitals. Lectures and academic activities are only suspended on Monday and that affects all staff and students. It's back to normal on Tuesday."

Source: SABCNews

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