Security guards at TUT clash with protesters

TUT deployed one of its deputy vice chancellors to the Soshanguve campus in a bid to bring stability.

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PRETORIA - Security guards at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)'s Soshanguve campus have used rubber bullets and a water canon to disperse a group of protesting students.

The campus has been shut down this week following a flare-up of violent demonstrations over the outsourcing of services.

TUT management has deployed one of its deputy vice chancellors to the Soshanguve campus in a bid to bring stability to the institution.

While the academic programme has commenced at the main campus in Pretoria, disruptions started in Soshanguve last week, where students have until the close of tomorrow to register.

A flare-up of violence earlier today saw security guards fire rubber bullets and the police being called in for support.

The university's Willa de Ruyter says all academic activities have been suspended until Monday.