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Operations at TUT stabilise following student protest

Students boycotted classes, demanding swift action on a list of demands recently presented to management.

Tshwane University of Technology. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

JOHANNESBURG - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) says operations at its Pretoria campus have stabilised this afternoon following another protest.

Students boycotted classes demanding swift action on a list of demands recently presented to management.

Classes were suspended last week when demonstrations over accommodation, catering and funding shortages started.

Students are demanding that the university address the serving of stale food in the cafeteria, inadequate housing and a spike in theft.

The institution's Willa de Ruyter has called for patience.

"There is a commitment from management to respond to the memorandum of the students. However, it should go through the proper structures. There has been a meeting with members of the local SRC."

(Edited Masechaba Sefularo)

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