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TUT campuses still closed

2012-08-20 17:54

Johannesburg - Three Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) campuses were still closed on Monday after violent student protests last week, a spokesperson said on Monday.

Willa De Ruyter said students were no longer protesting, but the Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa and Pretoria West campuses would remain closed until management decided on a suitable time to re-open them.

TUT management shut the campuses on Thursday, fearing for the safety of staff and students. The move was intended to prevent further damage to university property.

Students in the residences were instructed to leave by Friday morning.

A court order obtained by management preventing students from protesting was ignored. The students were protesting against the allocation of the National Student Financial Aid scheme, and the condition of their residences.

Comments
  • hcduplessis - 2012-08-20 18:07

    Give them an opportunity to learn and they F@CK that up to.This was not nelson madela's vision.there are less fortunate people out there who would love to be able to study.

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-08-20 18:12

    Wow.. Never happy with anything. Not happy with your residency? Tidy up and clean it yourselves! Old and ugly enough to look after themselves so what is the problem? Rules etc put into place are also for their protection. What is it with this constant need for destruction?? None of them were in the line for tact or respect when it was handed out.. Idiots. Can't believe the stupidity..

      henk63 - 2012-08-20 18:59

      And these are the leaders of tomorrow.

      Mark John Mollentze - 2012-08-20 22:28

      i agree emily, dont bite the hand that feeds you, do not crap in ur own backyard etc etc etc..... but nooooooo

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-08-20 18:20

    Do these "students" really want to learn or are they merely after home comforts? I wonder what would have happened if Isaac Newton trashed the apple tree and demanded a proper labora tree?

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-20 18:59

      Very Very Funneeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! I like.

  • kingkongVB - 2012-08-20 18:21

    I think the cops needed to pull in there and do a Lonmin. When will the fools learn that you can’t keep burning down stuff? They should demand the people responsible fix what they broke and only once it’s fixed open its gates again

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-08-20 18:43

    the word DISCIPLINE is sadly missing and look no further than ANC leadership to see how high up the rot sits

  • neville.chamberlain.509 - 2012-08-20 18:58

    And then I HAVE to employ these morons because BEE legislation says so. Chuck me Farley - remind me why we still try to build anything in this country

  • banyana.rose - 2012-08-20 19:31

    I WONDER IF THOSE WHO ARE MAKING BAD COMMENTS ABOUT THE STUDENTS ARE USING NSFAS AS WELL. COZ I DO AND I WOULD STRIKE AS WELL BCOZ IT IS NOT HEATHLY FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO DO NT HAV FAMILY SUPPORT AND RELY ON NSFAS AND AT THE END OF THE MONTH THY GET R125 FOR FOOD? WOULD U NT STRIKE AS WELL

      Ryan - 2012-08-20 19:37

      White people don't strike

      Mark John Mollentze - 2012-08-20 22:25

      getting something for free, does not justify a strike if ur not happy, beggars cant be choosers, work, waiter, get second jobs, and stop complaining

  • Mark John Mollentze - 2012-08-20 22:20

    striking when receiving something for free is biting the hand that feeds you for free, students get full grants, 60 percent grants, pay minimum for education, and still has the audacity to strike, so my question is of 60% of the money comes from the lazy ass government, would the students care that they are striking against the ANC, (the fat cats), yes students you are striking at the ANC, burn the place down, where are you going to go to then????? mmmmmmm

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-08-20 23:44

    Why was the police not called in and deployed.......huh.??

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-08-21 06:51

      Very good question. SAPS is there to protect and serve. These are criminal cockroaches causing all this destruction. They are not students. Students study.

  • julz.mohlala - 2012-08-21 09:16

    clearly sum o d persons speakn here have never or rnt a student of TUT. coz if ud experienced d crap dat i have u wudnt blame them, not dat im condoning the burning down of school property, but walk a mile their shoes n ull understand their frustrations.

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