Lectures set to resume at UKZN campus after protests

Durban - The academic programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's (UKZN) Pietermaritzburg campus is expected to resume on Wednesday after student protests forced the closure of the campus on Monday.

UKZN spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said that lectures and university activity had been temporarily halted.

"Teaching and learning continued on UKZN's Howard College, Westville, Edgewood and Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine today," he said.

"However, academic activity on the Pietermaritzburg campus remained suspended today. The academic programme is expected to continue tomorrow morning."

This follows protest action related to tertiary institution fees across the country on Monday.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande on Monday said a decision on university fee increases for 2017 would be made before the end of the month.

"Within the next week or two, we should have arrived at a common understanding as to what is going to happen in 2017. There must be certainty for students, there must be certainty for universities," he said.

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