Protesting Maties students demand meeting with rector
The protesting students are currently staging a sit-in at a library on the university's campus.
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."
#MatiesSitIn Students say they will only leave once Rector Wim de Villiers addresses them on their grievances. KB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) September 15, 2016
#MatiesSitIn Besides free education, students say affordability of food, washing and printing etc are some concerns. KB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) September 15, 2016