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TUT’s Soshanguve campus shut down amid protest

Students are protesting over a shortage of accommodation and meal allowances.

FILE: Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)'s Soshanguve campus. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Protesting students brought the Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT) Soshanguve campus to a standstill on Monday morning.

Students are protesting over a shortage of accommodation and meal allowances.

Several other universities have seen similar protests this year, with students demanding that government and their respective institutions sort out the housing crisis at universities.

TUT’s SRC’s Ntsako Motseng says they will shut down all campuses until management meets their demands.

“The students want meal allowances on campuses and want issues of accommodation to be addressed. We are fighting for these issues.”

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED

TUT has suspended academic activities at all its campuses following the protests earlier on Monday.

The university’s spokesperson Willa de Ruyter says an announcement will be made later on whether activities will resume on Tuesday.

“All activities at TUT campuses have been suspended for the remainder of the day. That followed renewed protest action at all our sites. In view of the safety of students, staff and property, we decided to suspend activities.”

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