TUT lifts suspension of SRC

2014-09-17 23:16
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Johannesburg - The management of the Tshwane University of Technology on Wednesday lifted the suspension of the institution's Student Representative Council.

Spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said the decision to reverse the suspension of the student leaders from the Pretoria and Ga-Rankuwa campuses came after management received a letter from them in which they indicated their commitment to call for students to suspend the strike.

"They further agreed on the importance of lectures resuming as soon as possible," De Ruyter said in a statement.

The group was suspended at the weekend.

Management and the SRC held talks late on Wednesday.

De Ruyter said during the meeting, both parties agreed to denounce violence and once again confirmed their commitment to allow the academic programme to continue as soon as possible.

"The negotiation process between the parties will commence tomorrow. The focus of the negotiations will be to reach long-term sustainable agreements that will prevent future repetitions of such violent protest action," she said.

Academic activities were disrupted at the institution's Ga-Rankuwa and Pretoria campuses last week.

Students were protesting against the lack of funds in the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

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