UP resumes academic programme On 11 October, an SMS was sent out to students to refer to the UP website and ClickUP for updates on the academic programme.
Academic activities commenced on Wednesday 12 October with contact sessions replaced with online teaching material. Where contact sessions with lecturers are required arrangements will be made per module and communicated to students through ClickUP. Strict access control will apply and only students whose faculties have made specific arrangements will be permitted onto campus. There will be no general access to campus and residences will remain open. Examinations will commence on 14 November and will continue until 3 December, excluding special cases. According to the statement, campus security will be supported by the SAPS in the interest of the safety of students and staff members. Students are advised to check ClickUP and the UP portal for regular updates.
Fees Must Fall leader arrested
On 11 October, Amla Monageng, EFFSC-UP chairperson and one of the Fees Must Fall leaders at UP was arrested near the Prinshof campus. According to the EFFSC-UP Facebook page, Monageng was detained by SAPS and taken to the Gezina police station. Monageng appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 12 October for his bail hearing. The bail hearing was postponed until 19 October and Monageng will remain in police custody until he appears in court again.