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Varsity News, the official student newspaper of the University of Cape Town, is reporting that activists will shut down the UCT campus on Wednesday, 6 September.

Following a meeting called by Fees Must Fall activist Athabile Nonxuba yesterday on the Graca Lawns, on UCT's Lower Campus, the decision has been made for protesters to shut down UCT.

Among the grievances heard at the mass meeting, those at the forefront were workers' issues: working hours, job descriptions and overtime pay. Some workers claim to be working for up to 7 hours but only being paid for 4.

"Fighting for workers' wages to increase means fighting colonialism"

The shutdown is set to begin at 6:30 AM on Wednesday, 6 September.

UPDATE: in order to adhere to the 48-hour notification period, the shutdown has been postponed to Thursday, 7 September. This comes following a Q&A session on the subject of the shutdown.

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