Tshwane varsity campuses to reopen after violent protests

2014-09-27 09:49

Academic and operational activities at all Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) campuses would resume on Monday after its closure due to a spate of violent protests.

TUT spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said yesterday that the campuses would reopen following progress in talks between management and student leaders.

“In a bid to address the lack of funding for students to study, which sparked the two week-long protest action, a meeting of the full TUT Council also approved a proposal from the university to make R46 million in student loans available to assist a group of 2?500 unfunded students for the remainder of 2014.”

This was in addition to R30 million, which the university had already made available this year to cover a shortfall on National Student Financial Aid Scheme funding for returning students.

“More detailed information on the academic recovery plan as well as the rules pertaining to these student loans will be communicated to students after Monday,” she said.

According to De Ruyter, an urgent court application brought by the student representative council TUT for the closure of residences was struck from the roll in the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday.

Students would be allowed to return to their residences, but first needed to sign an undertaking that they would not be involved in any violent activities, disrupt university activities or damage property, she said.

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