How much did damage due to student protests cost SA universities?
Protesting for free higher education, South Africa students brought universities to a standstill over the last few months. In many cases, #FeesMustFall protesters caused damage by burning university property, looting and vandalism.
The breakdown of the damage in Universities of Stellenbosch is R352 000, North West R151 000 000, Limpopo R1 786 294.52, Johannesburg R345 000, Western Cape R46 544 446, Walter Sisulu R351 287.19 and Tshwane University of Technology R5 073 747.73. Damages at Universities of KwaZulu-Natal is R82 000 000, Cape Town R3 200 000, Zululand R4 500 000, Rhodes R250 000, Wits R1 410 223, Free State R2 800 000 and Cape Peninsula University of Technology R 689 850.14
Minister Nzimande noted that the University of South Africa, Central University of Technology, Durban University of Technology and University of Fort Hare had their property damaged, but have not as yet quantified the cost of damage.
Vaal University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, University of Venda, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and University of Pretoria, had no or minor damages to quantify.