In the video below, a protester from the “Shackville TRC” group at UCT says that science must be “done away with entirely” and “start over again.” Skip to 3:45 for key statement
Last week, activists demanded a “Shackville truth and reconciliation” meeting before UCT academic operations were allowed to resume.
“Our main demand is that the university drop all charges and then embark on this [TRC] process. And we cannot have it off campus – it must happen here,” Sinoxolo Mbayi told reporters last week.
“We need to visit the sites, and that can’t be done while people are under the duress of interdicts and suspensions.”
Watch the video from yesterday’s meeting below:
Skip to 3:45 for key statement
Struggle for student housing
A disciplinary tribunal was held on Thursday and Friday for three students linked to #Shackville protests earlier this year.
— Shackville TRC (@ShackvilleTRC) October 8, 2016
In February, students erected a shack on upper campus as a symbol of financial exclusion and the struggle for student housing.
The shack was later demolished by security.
Students began protesting on Thursday last week, calling for the university to reinstate students who had been suspended, interdicted or expelled following the Fees Must Fall ‘protests’.
The students moved between campuses on Friday, singing, and calling for an end to lectures.
— Sisa Sidelo (@SideloSisa) October 14, 2016
— Palesa Morudu (@palesa_morudu) October 13, 2016
To the UCT #sciencemustfall geniuses, if you ever get diagnosed with a dread disease – I think you’ll find science will be your friend again
— Bevan Cullinan (@BevanCullinan) October 14, 2016
The internet was invented through science, it’s going to defend science. You can believe that #sciencemustfall
— Trystan Lambert (@TrystanSLambert) October 14, 2016
— Dylan Busa (@dylanbusa) October 13, 2016
You busy tweeting #ScienceMustFall while you using Internet, what a live(r) you have 😂
— Scorpio👑29 (@Sthee_Gee) October 14, 2016
— MyBroadband (@mybroadband) October 14, 2016
How far back are we to go with this #sciencemustfall thing? Day 3 or 4?
— David Dadic (@DavidDadic) October 14, 2016
Newton’s 3rd law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. #sciencemustfall
— The Kiffness (@TheKiffness) October 14, 2016
When you tweet #sciencemustfall from a scientific device.
— #FillUpLucasMoripe (@serotojohannes) October 14, 2016
— Mikey. (@Michael_Lowman) October 14, 2016
I don’t think you understand the gravity of the situation.#ScienceMustFall
— Adam Boyd (@WakeUpAdam) October 14, 2016