Activist students get costs reprieve in highest court

#FeesMustFall students‚ banned from South Africa's top university‚ have been thrown a lifeline by the highest court in the land, writes Aron Hyman for Times Live.

The Constitutional Court ordered last Wednesday that the five activists need not cough up for the legal costs for the University of Cape Town. The five‚ who participated in protest action in 2016‚ are still not allowed to set foot on the campus after the university obtained an interdict against them in the High Court in Cape Town.

The university obtained the order after protesters torched original artworks and portraits which they removed from the university's upper campus. They had also erected a shack on campus to highlight the student housing problems at the university. The students were ordered to foot the university's legal bill in the high court. Their petition to the Supreme Court of Appeal was unsuccessful. But Constitutional Court Judge Bess Nkabinde ordered that each party should pay its own costs.
Full report on the Times Live site