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CPUT stands firm on disciplinary process against suspended students

Classes at CPUT have been suspended for today and tomorrow following protests earlier today.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students begin to march, stating they’re going to shut down classes on Friday 20 February 2015. Picture: Monique Mortlock /EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) management says all suspended students would have to be subjected to a disciplinary process, before they can be allowed to return to campus.

Protesting students demand that disciplinary steps against suspended students be set aside and they be allowed to resume academic activity at the institution.

Classes at CPUT have been suspended for today and tomorrow following protests earlier today.

A police vehicle was earlier seen on campus, roaming around the entrance at CPUT in Bellville.

It's calm now, but earlier today a group of protesters entered the administration building and demanded to address vice-chancellor Dr Prins Nevhutalu about tuition fees and outsourcing.

CPUT's Lauren Kansley says suspended students will have to be subjected to disciplinary protocol.

"Dr Nevhutalu replied to questions, making it clear that matters like insourcing is an issue for council to deliberate [and] no suspended student will return until they have been party to a full disciplinary hearing."

Institution management adds even though academic activity has been suspended, all staff are still expected to report for work tomorrow.