Students disrupt unveiling proceedings
Johannesburg - The University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus, revamped for over R450m, was opened by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Friday.
SRC members disrupted the ceremony to express unhappiness about a representative chosen to speak on their behalf during proceedings.
The students were threatened with removal from the venue as they continued disrupting speaker after speaker by singing struggle songs.
Motlanthe unveiled a plaque dedicated to the institution's future, alongside UJ vice chancellor professor Ihron Rensburg and UJ council chair, professor Roy Marcus.
Motlanthe described the former Vista campus, along Chris Hani Road opposite Orlando's Power Park, as a sign of the times.
"I believe it will attract students from all over South Africa and the world."
He commended the campus on how far it had come since the merger of Rand Afrikaans University and Technikon Witwatersrand in 2005.