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The SRC at the Durban University of Technology has condemned the institution for not being able to provide video footage of the recent killing of student Sandile Ndlovu.
Sandile Ndlovu, 18, the first-year industrial engineering student at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has succumbed to his injuries after he was attacked in a lecture room earlier this month.
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) said its full academic programme will resume on Wednesday following student protests over safety at the university.
Classes have been suspended at the Durban University of Technology as protesting students called for improved security, after a student was stabbed on campus.
Five people have been arrested following protest action at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police say.
The Durban University of Technology is set to recommence its academic programme after management and the SRC found common ground.
Following the shooting at the Durban University of Technology, where a student was killed during clashes with security, the institution has confirmed that two security guards have been suspended.
South Africa's Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority has said in a statement that it would investigate the alleged involvement of a security officer in the death of a DUT student.
The student killed at the Durban University of Technology lost his life because of arrogant security and police, the EFF-led SRC says.
Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has been sentenced to three years house arrest and must undergo life skills courses.
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, has expressed his condolences after Ndlovu, who was stabbed in the head on DUT's Steve Biko campus, died.
Nine students at the Durban University of Technology have been arrested after trying to set a security guard on fire, KwaZulu-Natal police say.
Social media posts and news reports that Durban University of Technology student Sandile Ndlovu had died are false, a family spokesperson has told News24.
The academic programme at all five Durban University of Technology campuses is expected to resume on Monday, after management and the SRC reached common ground.
Students from various institutions in Durban are planning a mass march to Durban City Hall, metro police have said.
Durban University of Technology's management team and its student leadership have resolved to reopen the administrative functions of the institution's campuses on Monday, but classes remain suspended.
The way forward for the EFF-led student leadership at Durban University of Technology is yet to be decided after a meeting with management was apparently cancelled.
Durban University of Technology will consider severing ties with its security company if investigations reveal transgressions, the institution's management says.
Police have opened a murder and public violence case after a Durban University of Technology student, who was shot during an altercation with security guards at one of its campuses, died in hospital.
There have been disruptions on two Durban University of Technology campuses following a protest by scores of students who were demanding to hand over a memorandum of grievances to management.
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