UKZN protests set to continue this week

2016-02-29 09:48
Temporary workers strike outside the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus.

Temporary workers strike outside the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus. (Ian Carbutt, The Witness)

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Protest action at UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus is expected to continue this week.

Student grievances include high fees, racism, a lack of student funding, insufficient residential accommodation, inhumane living conditions and the outsourcing of contract workers.

On Thursday afternoon students broke windows and set two university vehicles alight and attacked a group of about 20 security guards with stones, sticks, firecrackers and glass bottles in support of the outsourced workers who wanted to be hired permanently.

Pietermaritzburg SRC president Siphelele Nguse, said: “The issue of financial assistance has continued into this year. There are quite a number of students who were unable to register because they failed at the Registration Appeals Committee (RAC). The students are also protesting about the shortage and high prices of students’ accommodation,” Nguse said.

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