UWC classes halt due to strike
By Jurina Nkwazi
17 August 2010
The University of the Western Cape will come to a stand still today as angry students embark on a strike.
There is conflict between students and the institutions` administrations over the payment of fees by The National Student Financial Aid Scheme.
Students who applied for financial aid in the second semester accounts need be cleared by September.
The Student Task Team’s Spokesperson Khabelo Roto said “when students approached the NSFAS, they were informed that they’ve ran out of money.”
He added saying “that for those students living on the universities residence, meal vouchers including Pick ‘n Pay have been given, which won’t sustain them especially during exams.”
The march will be led by the Student Representative council and other structures on campus.
Students will hand a memorandum of grievances to UWC’s Rector Brian O’Connor at noon.