Domenica, 14 Febbraio 2016 12:11

<div>News24.com | UCT activists set up 'Shackville' where Rhodes once stood</div>

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Cape Town – The steps of Jameson Hall at UCT are once again the site of protest by angry students, this time over an apparent lack of accommodation for black students.

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protest was led by the Rhodes Must Fall activist movement and saw corrugated iron structures and portable toilets erected at the bottom of Jameson Hall on upper campus.

Challenging the ivory tower.

Welcome to #Shackvillepic.twitter.com/0xtSfZOpHV

— Rhodes Must Fall (@RhodesMustFall) February 15, 2016

Kuthiwa it's Shackville ???????????? pic.twitter.com/Xt15e37XRO

— Jolakazi (@Ncepsi) February 15, 2016

Almost a year ago, this was the very site of the Cecil John Rhodes statue that saw protests flair up.

“First day of lectures at UCT yet Black first years have no res! No place to stay #homelessatUCT #uctisantiblack,” tweeted @TheFallist.

First day of lectures at UCT yet Black first years have no res! No place to stay #homelessatUCT#uctisantiblackpic.twitter.com/tDeOJcXhll

— We Want The Land (@TheFallist) February 15, 2016

We(Blacks) simply cant breathe at @UCT_news#HomelessatUCT#UCTrescrisis#UCTisantiblackpic.twitter.com/oQtKoZOdX3

— We Want The Land (@TheFallist) February 15, 2016

One of the Rhodes Must Fall leaders, Chumani Maxwele, told eNCA that black students constantly struggled to secure accommodation and that if one goes to the housing queue “there is no white person there”.

#UCT the group claims white US, European students are given housing preference over black SAns. NM pic.twitter.com/jmgk8McrvZ

— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 15, 2016

#UCT the group says they will protest at the foot of Jammie steps until their grievances are met. NM pic.twitter.com/tDpiH2gswl

— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 15, 2016

The university appeared to respond to the protest with a tweet to staff suggesting that if they had property they would like to make available to students, they could contact the institution.

STAFF: If you have private property that you'd like to make available to students, please contact OCSAS on 021 650 4934 or Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

— UCT (@UCT_news) February 15, 2016
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