Chaos strikes Unisa campus in Pretoria

Hundreds of students have gathered at Unisa's Sunnyside campus in Pretoria to register.

Students stand outside the Unisa Sunnyside campus in Pretoria after chaos broke out during registration on 15 January 2018. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - There's chaos at Unisa's Sunnyside campus in Pretoria.

Hundreds of students have gathered there to register for the 2018 academic year.

It is understood that some students started jumping over the gates.

Unisa's Martin Ramotshela: "There seems to be a power struggle between two opposing student formations. Some want students to go in and others don't and currently the university management is on the ground trying to mediate between the two student groupings so that we are able to open and service the students who have in to applay or register."

It is the latest incident at a higher learning institution.

Last week, six people were hospitalised after a stampede at the Capricorn TVET College in Limpopo.