#FeesMustFall: 3 Universities plan to crack down on protests

Wits,Tuks & Unisa have secured interdicts against protests that disrupted registration.

Wits Fees Must Fall members protested on 11 January 2016 as first years queued around them for registration. Picture: EWN/Govan Whittles.

JOHANNESBURG - As the ' Fees Must Fall' campaign prepares to launch a donations campaign to scrap student debt, three Gauteng universities plan to crack down on protests on campus.

Wits University, the University of Pretoria (Tuks) and the University of South Africa (Unisa) have all secured interdicts against protests which disrupted registration last week.

The institutions approached the courts after reporting intimidation of their staff and visitors.

Unisa's main and Sunnyside campuses remained closed throughout last week after students and outsourced workers blocked entrances.

At Tuks, similar disruptions took place.

The universities say the workers have embarked on an unprotected strike and now face disciplinary action.

Meanwhile at Wits, university management claims its attempts to continue on campus registration have been thwarted by protesting students.

The interdicts will allow Wits to call the police on campus to quell demonstrations.

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