Stranded TVET students forced to deregister from Pietermaritzburg college

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TVET uMgungundlovu students had been sleeping at the college gates for weeks.
TVET uMgungundlovu students had been sleeping at the college gates for weeks.

UMgungundlovu TVET College students say they have been forced to deregister and leave Pietermaritzburg after they were served with a court interdict on Friday at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Previously The Witness had reported on these students, who staged sleep-in protests outside the TVET campus on Burger Street to highlight their plight after they were kicked out by landlords for not paying rent. They blamed the National Student Fund Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for not paying them their housing allowance.

Students slept outside the campus for 18 days before they were served with a court interdict last week, which forced the them to vacate the campus or face imprisonment.

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