University under pressure over student 'spying' claimsTimes Live.
eNCA’s Checkpoint investigative show screened an explosive account recently of how undercover private security guards were paid to ride on inter-campus buses and covertly gather intelligence on students at the University of Johannesburg. A guard revealed how he was paid R300 a day to take notes about conversations on the bus and identify the names and faces of protesters.
“This story underscores long-held concerns that universities’ use of private security firms during #FeesMustFall-related protests has lacked transparency‚ accountability‚ and often led to serious violations of the rights of students and staff‚” said a statement by the Right2Know Campaign – the activist movement centred on freedom of expression and access to information.
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