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UKZN slams calls for vice chancellor’s head as 'sloganeering'

The SRC has called for the university’s entire executive management to be sacked.

Student leadership at UKZN want ‘useless’ management gone. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A council representative says the calls for vice chancellor Dr Albert van Jaarsveld to step down are nothing more than "sloganeering" and no formal reasons has been provided.

Yesterday, the students' representative council (SRC) from various University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) campuses called for the university's entire executive management to be sacked.

There have been protests at the university over the possible implementation of a fee increment for next year.

The student leaders claim the current executive management is divided over issues which has led to issues escalating to this stage.



The executive council is the only decision making body at the university that appoints members of the executive management.

Member Sammy Mashita says: "We're committed that should we get anything that seeks to say 'this is what we have', we'd test that within the proper labour relations process and if they pass, we'd have to act because of judicial duties."

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