Tag: Strike

Durban University of Technology students on a ‘rampage’: management

Lectures were disrupted at the Durban University of Technology on Monday with the university’s management claiming that about 100 students “rampaged” through some of the institution’s Durban campuses. University spokesman Alan Khan said in a statement released on Monday afternoon that a group of students threw stones, set off fire hydrants and intimidated other students. He…..

Strikes Continue At DUT

Its the first day for most students and unfortunately they haven’t gotten a chance to attend because there is already a strike. Students are currently causing disturbance due to fees increase as well as because of the students that have not received NSFAS. A student committed suicide last week and it is said that the reason…..

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UKZN begins insourcing investigation

The establishment of a task team to probe the feasibility of insourcing workers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has not stopped hundreds of outsourced workers from downing tools and striking. The university expected the demonstration to continue on Thursday. The workers, who are supported by the EFF Student Command, have said they want to be employed…..

DUT Suspends Academic Programmes…another strike?

Vice- Chancellor and Principal Professor Bawa suspends academic programmes due to the SRC led protest action in Durban this morning. Read more on the statement released by the Professor: Correspondence Academic Suspension

Mass DUT #OutsourcingMustFall Arrests

Almost 30 Durban University of Technology students, security and cleaning staff have been arrested as the #OutsourcingMustFall campaign hit KwaZulu-Natal. Police spokeswoman, Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala, said police had been alerted to the “illegal” protest against privatisation at the DUT’s Steve Biko campus yesterday. The 12 men and 17 women, aged between 22 and 56, have been…..

Unisa Campus Shuts Down

Protesters have shut down the University of South Africa’s Sunnyside Campus, expressing their dissatisfaction with management. Cleaners, security guards and student leaders took to the streets in an effort to force management to do away with outsourcing and permanently employ workers on contracts. Not everyone supported the protests, with many students saying they wanted to register……