Protesting Maties students demand meeting with rector

The protesting students are currently staging a sit-in at a library on the university's campus.

Stellenbosch vice chancellor Wim de Villiers. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Managers at Stellenbosch University say they'll continue negotiating with a group of protesting students who are currently staging a sit-in at a library on campus.

The group of about ten students are demanding a meeting with rector and vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers.

Protesters are also calling for the scrapping of tuition fees.

Student activist, Kerwin Jacobs says the demonstration will remain peaceful.

"We are trying to mitigate a confrontational approach and just peacefully sit and say that we are not going to leave this space until our rector comes to speak to us."