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Rhodes [University] 'on the brink of closure' due to lack of water
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Aug 18, 2013 10:37am|
|News Date||Sunday, August 18, 2013 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Rhodes University was "again on the brink of closure" because the municipality had failed to provide water to the campus, says the vice-chancellor. |
Vice-chancellor Saleem Badat was addressing the municipality on Wednesday in an open letter.
University staff and students marched to the Makana municipal offices to protest the continued lack of services.
Service delivery in the Eastern Cape, one of South Africa's poorest provinces, continues to be a problem.
Last year, Parliament's public service and administration committee heard that the province had a R42-billion service delivery backlog.
"Since August 6 2013 and for the past nine days, parts of Rhodes University, including 11 residences that house over 1 000 students and wardens, have been without water.
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