Lectures suspended at Maties over fees protest

Students have called on university rector Wim de Villiers to address their demands and grievances.

FILE: Security personnel crowd around Stellenbosch University's Vice Chancellor Wim de Villiers. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Several lectures at Stellenbosch University will be suspended this week as students continue their ' Fees Must Fall' protest.

Students have been occupying the Lilian Ngoyi House and have called for university rector Wim de Villiers to address their demands and grievances.

They met with de Villiers in a five-hour long meeting yesterday to discuss matters and have given him until 1pm on Friday to respond.

Student Ashanti Kunene says they'll remain on campus until Friday.

"We have occupied Lilian Ngoyi House and that is our base at the moment. No classes will start on Monday and we will occupy until the meeting on Friday."

Kunene says the fight is against general fee increases.