UCT: Government ready to step in as strike, investigations rock Africa’s top university


Government has expressed concern at the tumultuous developments at the University of Cape Town (UCT), but said its hands are tied and can only act after receiving a requested report from the UCT council. Ranked number one on the continent, UCT is grappling with governance failure allegations, a first-ever strike by its academic staff and its online high school that has reportedly become a headache for its pupils and parents. Minister ‘to step in’ if council fails The Department of Higher Education and Training on Monday said it has to follow the Higher Education Act before taking any action to…

Source: citizen