UKZN lectures suspended again as talks continue

2016-08-23 16:26

Durban - Negotiations between the administration and SRC at the University of KwaZulu-Natal continued on Tuesday, while the academic programme was suspended for another full day.

Lectures were halted for most of last week after unrest broke out on campuses in Pietermaritzburg and Westville. SRC deputy president Sduduzo Khoza said that talks were ongoing.

"There has been a mass gathering due to a number of issues, including fee increment, residences and NSFAS online applications at the Pietermaritzburg Campus and Westville Campus," he said.

"As student leadership and management, we decided to suspend academic activities until the negotiations are accomplished, which is to also for the safety of the UKZN community," Khoza added.

He said that the ultimate aim of the SRC was to make sure that students were safe, and "for the management to give solutions to all our grievances".

"We care about the academics of students. It is not in our wishes to allow students not to attend classes, though it is high time the UKZN management takes the students’ leadership seriously," Khoza said.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.