Stellenbosch academics call for end to interdict

2015-10-22 17:57
(Tammy Petersen, News24)

(Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town - A group of concerned academics at Stellenbosch University have called on the institution to drop an interdict against protesting students.

Students were addressed by the staff on Thursday.

According to a statement read out after a meeting between staff and #Stelliesmustfall, the group said they had resolved that university management must withdraw its interdict, which has been in place for two days.

"Without the removal of the interdict, there can be no peaceful resolution. In the current climate, it is impossible for students to study," staff member Ronel Carollisen read.

Meanwhile, the Council of Churches in Stellenbosch has also pledged their support for the students.

A representative told students: "We want to stand in solidarity with you against the financial constraints which stand in the way of academic opportunities.

"We commend your discipline - it shows courage."

Students in turn responded with cheers of "hallelujah" and "amen".

Students nationwide are protesting proposed fee hikes for 2016.

Read more on:    stellenbosch university  |  stellenbosch  |  education  |  university fees  |  protests

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