Nzimande meets DUT management

2011-07-26 14:26

Durban - The management of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) held talks with Education Minister Blade Nzimande after a week of violent student protests, the DUT said on Tuesday.

"We engaged with Nzimande [on Monday] and apprised him of the situation on campus. We updated him on the student protest which became violent and resulted in damage to some of the university's property," said spokesperson Allan Khan.

Nzimande offered support and the management was encouraged by his response at the meeting.

"Management is working on implementing a plan to make the university a safe and secure environment to learn," said Khan.

Vice chancellor Professor Ahmed Bawa would travel to Pretoria on Wednesday to visit the ministry of higher education and training.

"We need to remember that before the strike action the vice chancellor secured an extra R16.5m from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa, and the Student Representative Council was made aware of this," Khan said.

Students were demanding financial aid for Bachelor of Technology students.

According to Bawa, government does not provide funding for B Tech studies except in the cases of education and nursing.

Students are also demanding the institution provide branded condoms and sanitary towels to each student room but the university says this will be costly and unsustainable.

  • Ntfutfuko - 2011-07-26 14:33

    Branded condoms & sanitary towels??? Spoiled brats, next they'll demand prostitutes!!!

      Michael - 2011-07-26 14:53

      Ha-ha-ha-a! Yeah, you can't supply charcoal and firelighters without the meat, else the fire will be wasted!

      frangelico - 2011-07-26 15:28

      Ntufutko,at last some who thinks,I fume when I read all this (WE DEMAND,DEMAND,DEMAND)you at varsity to learn not F**K,as for sanitary towels that really takes the cake,soon you'll be DEMANDING soap,shaving cream,vasaline betadine for your zits,germolene for that bed sores on your butts from too much F**KING.You are pratically getting free tertiary education,I thank God every day that my children finished their university degrees before the Africans took over,at great cost & sacrifise from both their parents.All you people go to varsity for is for a jol at taxpayers money to riot,demand & trash everthing you can. When our kids were at school nothing was for free,you people have no shame or integrity,no pride.Even your marks have to be modified so you can pass witha 30% agregit or you'll burn the varsity down.Then the next lot come in & the same wheel turns again.Eish man you have no self respect.

      frangelico - 2011-07-26 15:33

      Ntfutfuko.Branded condoms?Nike,Reebok,Addidas just a thought.

      ChumScrubber - 2011-07-26 15:40

      Demand, destroy, thats all these cretins do. No wonder as a nation the black fella seems to hang behind - always expecting handouts. How on earth did this mindset come about? So glad I got my education during the apartheid era, at least students focussed on fun and studying, we never broke a thing, we understood it was up to us to earn our diplomas, we were aware they were not things given for nothing. And we never gave a turd about politics.

      Civil_Rights - 2011-07-26 15:44

      They hardly use the condoms. After the prostitutes they will be demanding a cure for AIDS.

      Ntfutfuko - 2011-07-26 16:00

      @ Frangelico - It’s the culture of tokenism created and perpetrated by our politicians; daily promises of free everything if in actual fact nothing is for free. Our country is headed towards destruction with this type of behaviour and, unfortunately it’s practiced across the spectrum. Trend analysis could give a somewhat skewed picture especially when comparing a rather all inclusive type of environment to the contrary. I still believe the culture needs to be changed drastically; the do less and accomplish more type of approach is generally not working.

      Ntfutfuko - 2011-07-26 16:13

      @ChumScrubber - Games has become sophisticated nowadays and unfortunately could include inta alia, engaging in sexual activities, abuse of drugs and alcohol. I think our kids acquire maturity prematurely… and as to who is at fault? Absurd!

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-26 14:38

    Hmmm, I wonder if Blade came with protection..

      TheReal_BraDarkie - 2011-07-26 15:38

      Do you mean with condoms?

      Duke - 2011-08-02 10:18

      No ... Zuma

  • TBOOZE - 2011-07-26 14:39

    LOL 4 days

  • Rungano - 2011-07-26 14:40

    Dont they have showers at DUT?

  • Shotta - 2011-07-26 14:40

    Branded condoms? Not textbooks?

  • IcemanGP - 2011-07-26 14:50

    Should be learning, not screwing!

  • Pete - 2011-07-26 15:14

    God help us all... when is there ever a norwegian when you need one?

  • jock - 2011-07-26 15:29

    funny what a bit of education does to these people

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-26 15:46

    I think they should release Breivik on this DUT Campus. If a person doesnt value education; they don't value life.

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