November 6, 1998

Protests, disruptions, a student boycott and senate censure followed the decision to make 41 academics redundant at South Africa's University of the Western Cape, forcing a two-week postponement of final examinations. The beleaguered university, which implemented the job losses as a first step in reducing a R16.3 million (Pounds 1.6 million) deficit, has also been hit by a wage strike.

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