20°C / 22°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 29°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 18°C
  • Sat
  • 30°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 31°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 29°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 20°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 21°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 22°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 21°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 22°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 19°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 19°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 35°C
  • 19°C
  • Wed
  • 34°C
  • 19°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 34°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 34°C
  • 20°C
  • Sun
  • 31°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 18°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 31°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 19°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 33°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 33°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 31°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 34°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 31°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 18°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 16°C

Student leaders attribute recent protests to mistrust of management

A wave of protests has hit universities including Wits, Durban University of Technology, Vaal University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal over the past few weeks.

A group of Wits University students staging a small demonstration at Solomon Mahlangu House on 5 February 2019. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Students at some universities in the country have attributed the recent protests at their institutions to a breakdown in trust and communication with management.

A wave of protests has hit universities, including Wits, Durban University of Technology, Vaal University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal over the past few weeks.

Students are demanding, amongst other issues, accommodation and registration for their peers with historical debt.

DUT's SRC president Siyanda Godlimpi: “The issue of historical debt; we’ve got students who graduated last year but they do not have their qualifications because NSFAS hasn’t cleared their debt.”

Wits SRC's Sibongile Sibeko from the Wits SRC says that there's a general mistrust between students and management.

“We had no idea that this was going to happen; also the university did not make alternative arrangement for the people that have been kicked out of these residences to have a place to stay in 2019.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus