CPUT students set to meet with management

Classes and work remain suspended pending the outcome of today’s meeting.

FILE: CPUT students protested last week against tuition fees. Picture: Andiswa Mkosi/Primedia.

CAPE TOWN - A closed meeting between student leaders and the managing council of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) is scheduled for today at the institute's Bellville campus.

The meeting comes after a group of protesters vandalised campus property earlier this week and chased students and staff out of buildings.

The disruptions also follow a meeting between student leaders and management on Monday evening in which students agreed to allow work and classes to continue without any disruptions this week.

CPUT's Lauren Kansley says classes and work remain suspended pending the outcome of today's meeting.

"Students will meet with the council to table their concerns. The students have been selected from a variety of student formations and we hope the meeting will pave the way for classes and work to resume at the institution."

TUT SUSPENDS CLASSES

Meanwhile, the Tshwane University of Technology has suspended all classes at its Pretoria, Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve campuses in the wake of violent protests at the institution.

Students clashed with police at the entrances of the Pretoria campus this week and this morning they said they planned to continue with their demonstrations.

The protests are related to free education and have intensified since last week's march to the Union Buildings by thousands of people.