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Students protest over fees

2010-01-12 14:10

Durban - About 100 students were protesting against an increase in tuition fees outside Mangosuthu University of Technology at Umlazi in Durban on Tuesday, the student representative council said.

Students were protesting outside the university demanding that management decrease its 8.5% increment for 2010.

“If management does not meet with our demands we will go on a full strike,” SRC president Dumo Ntwinkala said.

“Fees continue to increase over the years with the promise of renovations and accommodation, but nothing is being done. We want management to hear and accept our grievances,” he said.

Police spokesperson Superintendent Jay Naicker said police were called.

"Everything is under control. Police are at the university as we speak to monitor the situation.”

The university was not immediately available for comment.

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