Maties management assesses damage after overnight protest

A handful of demonstrators started a fire inside an admin building. A car was also torched.

Police arrived at the admin building at Stellenbosch University following a violent protest on 10 March 2016. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Stellenbosch University management is assessing the damage to one of its buildings following a violent protest last night.

#Maties What looks like a petrol bomb has been thrown into the Admin B building's back entrance.Security on scene MM pic.twitter.com/WheTS9dWMq

A handful of demonstrators started a fire inside an admin building.

A car was also torched.

It's understood the protest is related to outsourcing at the university.

The institution's Martin Viljoen said, "The information I have now at the moment is that petrol was used to set alight a room in the basement of the building on the front side of the admin building."

Lectures haven't been affected.

#Maties Demonstrators have just set a car alight at Stellenbosh University, near the Admin B building & ran off. MM pic.twitter.com/ooqZ0M3BGZ