Police monitor Stellenbosch University protesters

The institution says contingencies have been put in place to ensure academic activities continue.

Protesting Stellenbosch University students say they're going to shut down campus because management isn't taking them seriously. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The University of Stellenbosch says police are on campus monitoring a group of protesters.

The institution says contingencies have been put in place to ensure academic activities continue for as long as the situation remains manageable.

The university's Martin Viljoen says some classes have been disrupted.

"Some lectures have been disrupted. Unconfirmed information that I have is a number of protesters are not from Stellenbosch University.

"We're obviously closely monitoring the situation and there are contingency plans in place to manage the situation to the best of our abilities."

A mother of a Maties student, Sarah Hopkins, says she received a message from her daughter about the situation on campus.

"I phoned her to find out if she was okay and you could hear whistling in the background and she said that they were told to get out the classes by protesters. And she's standing outside an admin building at the moment."