Stellies has 5 days to respond to Sasco's memorandum

Stellenbosch University’s vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers has promised to respond promptly.

South African Students Congress moved down Merriman street to march for speedy transformation at Stellenbosch University on 18 September, 2015. Picture: Monique Mortlok/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has given Stellenbosch University's management five days to respond to a memorandum calling for transformation or face more protests on campus.

On Friday, Sasco led hundreds through the streets of Stellenbosch towards the main administration building, where they handed over a memorandum to vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers.

They are demanding that transformation at the institution be fast-tracked.

Hundreds of demonstrators cheered loudly in front of the Admin Building when Sasco members handed over the memorandum.

Sasco's Chumile Samson says they want management to respond in five days.

"We are giving them a week to respond positively to this request. Failure of doing so, we will then actually see what we do from then onwards."

De Villiers, who came out to accept the memorandum, says he is pleased with the manner of protest and says they will respond promptly.