TUT management, student leaders in deadlock meetings

Lectures at all campuses are still suspended.

FILE: Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT) management on Thursday confirmed that there was still no resolution to the protests which led to lectures being suspended at all campuses.

Management has been in meetings with students for two days in a bid to resolve points of contention, mainly the issue of student funding.

Protests started two weeks ago at the university's Soshanguve campus, north of Pretoria, and they've since spread to other areas including Mpumalanga.

Students were also asked to vacate their residences.

TUT's Willa de Ruyter revealed that the matters have not yet been resolved.

"Management of the Tshwane University of Technology and student leaders are currently engaged in talks to find solutions to the issues that have not yet been resolved and there is no outcome yet. Academic activities at all institutions and campuses remain suspended until further notice."