Stellenbosh University apologises to students, lifts interdict

2015-10-23 19:17
Stellenbosch University. (Photo: Stellenbosch University)

Stellenbosch University. (Photo: Stellenbosch University)

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Cape Town - Stellenbosch University has apologised to students for the "trauma" caused when action was taken against them to remove them from the institution.

It also said it would immediately apply to have the interdict against the students lifted.

In a statement, the university said the interdict was obtained earlier this week to have students removed from the Administration Building at the university.

"Rector and Vice Chancellor Wim de Villiers addressed a large group of protesting students near the Arts Building in Merriman Street in Stellenbosch and said that the interdict is lifted in light of the peaceful protests on the university's campuses.

"He apologised to the students for the trauma caused when action was taken against [them]..." 

De Villiers told students he supported their demand for a 0% increase and that management would discuss the impact of the announcement by President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma announced on Friday afternoon that there would be no increase in student fees for 2016.

This came after nationwide student protests against proposed fee hikes.

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