Students have found themselves without accommodation and feel abandoned by the University of Cape Town and the #RhodesMustFall movement.
Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe's son is among the students the University of Cape Town alleges were part of violent protests.
Vice chancellor Max Price said the university is obtaining a court order that would prevent students from engaging in violent protests.
There are a number of trends, attitudes and phenomena that we could quite happily do without this year, thank you very much, writes Gus Silber.
The university's summer programme removes most of the barriers to education, offering transformative and affordable learning.
More institutions heeded the call for to shutdown of the country's universities on Wednesday with Cape Town students taking the fight to parliament.
Protests over fee increases for 2016 are set to continue as students reject a proposed 6% cap by higher education minister.
Transformation in higher education is vital, but a neutral arbiter is required to ensure fairness.
If trustees of the UCT fund have "blood on their hands" because of investment in Lonmin then so must trustees of all pension funds similarly invested.
Highlights from a debate on decolonising culture and institutions and the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, from the 2015 M&G Literary Festival.
Wits PHD student who has focused on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, Leigh-Ann Naidoo, presents on decolonising institutions at the 2015 M&G Litfest.
UCT's associate professor in the department of sociology Xolela Mangcu, presents his perspective on decolonising institutions at the 2015 M&G Litfest.
If there was a list of Africa's top universities, the University of Cape Town would rank number one, and South Africa would dominate the continent.
The challenge for South African universities is to extend their excellence beyond just infectious diseases, development studies and emerging markets.
Studying at UCT is expensive and many students struggle to pay the fees, though both the university and the state do try to support students.
The racial composition of lecturers and researchers at UCT is one of the most heated topics of debate when it comes to UCT's transformation.
What should and shouldn't be taught at our universities? The demands of students include calls for major changes to the content of courses at UCT.
Is the University of Cape Town (UCT) transforming? In this, the second article in our series, we look at how the student body is changing.