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TUT suspends exams at its Soshanguve campus

Exams have been postponed to next week following clashes between police & demonstrators yesterday & overnight.

FILE: Officers arrested more than a dozen demonstrators yesterday. Picture: Andiswa Mkosi Primedia.

PRETORIA - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has suspended exams at its Soshanguve campus until next week following clashes between police and demonstrators.

Officers arrested more than a dozen demonstrators yesterday after at least two buildings were set alight and some property was vandalised.

It's understood the group is demanding commitments from management over the issue of outsourcing.

TUT's Willa de Ruyter says exams started today as scheduled, with the exception of their Soshanguve campus.

"Because of the violence and disruptions that broke out at the campus overnight and this morning, these exams were suspended. A new date will be arranged for the three days lost this week. Examinations at the Soshanguve campus will continue on Monday."

She says police arrested 16 demonstrators yesterday.

"After they were identified, as people who were not students of the institution, criminal proceedings will now be instituted against them."

De Ruyter says only the Soshanguve campus has been affected by the exam postponement.