Classes suspended at CUT campuses


The Central University of Technology has suspend classes and assessments at its Bloemfontein and Welkom campuses until Friday. Administrative services will continue as normal.

Spokesperson, Dan Martiz, says this will enable management to further engage with all stakeholders in finding a viable solution the the #FeesMustFall campaign crippling tertiary institutions across the country.

This comes after a group of students stormed the library of the Bloemfontein Campus, forcing other students to evacuate the library yesterday. Maritz says this was an isolated incident and there were no reports of violence on the campus. No injuries were reported.

He says no arrests were made. According to him student leadership representatives yesterday vowed to participate in peaceful marches during a meeting between CUT management and concerned parents to find solutions.

Meanwhile the academic programme and administrative services are continuing as  normal at all three of the North West University’s campuses and classes are expected to resume today without any disruption.

University spokesperson, Louis Jacobs, says a group of protesters disrupted some classes on the NWU’s Mafikeng Campus yesterday morning.

The group gathered outside the campus’s main entrance and clashed with police members. Rubber bullets were used to disperse the crowd. Jacobs says no incidents were reported after that.

Activities are continuing as normal on the Potchefstroom Campus and the Vial Triangle Campus. – Christal-Lize Muller/Courant News