KZN universities brace for third week of protests

2016-10-03 09:07
UKZN students during earlier protests. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

UKZN students during earlier protests. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

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Durban - Universities in KwaZulu-Natal are bracing for a third week of student protests.

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The past two weeks has seen violent demonstrations in support of free tertiary education at various universities in the province, with some campus infrastructure damaged in the process.

A number of protesters have found themselves behind bars while the academic programmes at affected campuses have been disrupted, leaving students facing the possibility of not completing their studies on schedule.

On Monday a group of nearly 20 men gathered outside the Durban University of Technology's Steve Biko campus, singing and chanting.

DUT is expected to be a focal point for an orchestrated shutdown of institutions in KwaZulu-Natal this week.

No disruptions were reported on Monday morning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Mangosuthu University of Technology in Umlazi.

This is a developing story.

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