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TUT management looking into students' demands

The university’s PTA campus was closed for the day due to protest by workers and students over outsourcing.

FILE: The workers are demanding a basic salary of R10,000. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)'s Pretoria campus was closed for the day due to a protest by workers and students demanding an end to outsourcing.

The protest is being led by the 'Outsourcing Must Fall' movement, as well as the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

The workers are also demanding a basic salary of R10,000.

Protest action started with a vigil at the campus last night.

This morning the university's vice chancellor, Lourens van Staden, accepted their memorandum.

TUT spokesperson Willa de Ruyter says they're currently looking into the students' demands.

"It's only the Pretoria West campus that has been affected. We have suspended activities at this campus for today and we are engaging the memorandum now to look at the issues. The request was also for a response to the workers today still, so we are working towards it."