Nzimande to hold urgent meeting with various vice chancellors

2015-10-20 06:20
Students protest at Wits University (Elizabeth Sejake, City Press)

Students protest at Wits University (Elizabeth Sejake, City Press)

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Johannesburg - Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande was expected to hold talks with vice chancellors at higher learning institutions across the country on Tuesday.

This followed widespread student protests against fee hikes. On Monday, Nzimande said he would convene a meeting with a delegation of vice chancellors, university council chairs, students, and workers to find solutions.

Wits University Vice Chancellor Adam Habib told News24 he was flying to Cape Town on Monday evening to meet Nzimande and the University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor Max Price.

The protests became violent on Monday. At Wits, students overturned a car and police fired stun grenades. UCT management obtained an interdict against students.

Wits University students vowed to continue disrupting teaching until their demands were met.

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