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Dear staff and students,

The female student protest at SMU on the scourge of gender-based violence has not abated. Our female students continue to demand that a more secure, sensitive and caring environment be created to enable all our students to feel safe. The students have planned a series of demonstrations both on and off campus.

This will culminate in a march to SAPS Pretoria West on Friday 6th November 2020 to hand over a memorandum on gender based violence. In view of the above all academic activities are suspended.

The normal academic program including clinicals will resume on Monday, 9th November 2020.

Let us all join hands in making a bold statement against gender-based violence.

Prof PA Mbati, Vice Chancellor