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Maties management closely monitoring campus following protests

Classes at Stellenbosch University’s Tygerberg School of Medicine were temporarily halted due to protests.

FILE: Protesting Maties students. Picture: Shamiela Fisher

CAPE TOWN - Stellenbosch University rector Wim de Villiers says management is closely monitoring the situation on campus.

There have been no further disruptions at the university today following protests yesterday.

Yesterday, classes at Stellenbosch University's Tygerberg School of Medicine were temporarily halted due to protests.

A small group of students are still protesting at one of the admin buildings on campus.

University management says it is only willing to meet with certain student leaders. But protesting students say they want broader representation.

Rector Wim de Villiers says in a statement that the actions by some demonstrators over the past few days are "unacceptable and are harming the noble cause of making quality higher education as accessible as possible."

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