Buses torched, admin block stoned as CPUT students protest over accommodation


Honorary Master
Mar 26, 2010
Two bus shuttles were torched and the administrative building was stoned during overnight protests at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) on Tuesday evening.
In a statement, CPUT management confirmed the incidents. "The positive start to the 2019 academic programme has been dealt a blow after the institution was the victim of an arson attack overnight," the statement read.
"Today (Wednesday), CPUT staff woke up to the news that two bus shuttles were torched and that the administrative building on the Bellville campus had been stoned.
"This is demoralising for the dedicated staff who have already persevered through a traumatising crisis period since 2015."
This comes as students protest over the lack of accommodation at the institution, with some building shacks to highlight the problem.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...-students-protest-over-accommodation-20190213


Honorary Master
Feb 1, 2008
I know they have a "right" to education. But is there also a "right" to accommodation?
Dude they're the entitled generation, they have a "right" to everything. As soon as they're done demanding degrees / accommodation / transport / welfare they will move on to the professional world and demand jobs while waiting on that farm to be allocated that they've also demanded.

Of course all of it is just a euphemism for money, they demand money, but failing that, they will demand things that can result in money. Without working or putting in effort fo course, that's old fashioned.


Honorary Master
Aug 23, 2013
Most of those protesting aren't even students. Walking around on CT campus, there are a lot of people that are definitely not students, even seen school children in uniform inside the buildings, security is utterly useless.
New year and I've been asked once in about 2 years for ID, just walk and you're fine. That new wall they put up must be helping so much.


Honorary Master
Sep 28, 2008
Decolonization steps in no particular order:
#Decolonize infrastructure. Electricity is a colonial concept. All we need is a little sun anyway.

#Burn down colonized housing. Only African housing allowed. Huts and shacks are a start.

#Remove colonial transport methods. Walking is non-racial, non-discriminatory.

#Decolonize education. Trees will do and use writing sparingly.


Honorary Master
Nov 11, 2008
"Students are robbed and sexually assaulted daily due to ease of access to their residences."

Hey look at the bright side. At least you don't trip over apartheid on your way to class.
Imagine if you start aplying stricter rules.
Oh my lord there goes the next thing up in flames


Executive Member
Mar 17, 2009
When will the media use the correct terms? Burning down buses and wrecking buildings is terrorism and sabotage, not just a plain old simple protest! Useless SJW soyboy snowflake media houses...
years ago the anc told them to use the word protest instead of riot, was in the news etc.. i think when times live still had comments below their articles