Lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s five campuses went ahead on Wednesday despite threats that the institution would be brought to a standstill by students demanding that there be no fee increases.
There was a heavy police presence on all five campuses – four in Durban and one in Pietermaritzburg – and access to the university was being strictly enforced, with cars being search and student IDs being requested.
There was one unconfirmed incident at the Pietermaritzburg campus where a group of six students attempted to disrupt a lecture.
On Tuesday a group of about 300 students marched from the university’s Pietermaritzburg campus to the provincial legislature to demand an end to fee increases.
Pietermaritzburg students’ representative council president Sphelele Nguse said on Tuesday the SRC was expecting a response within seven days from the legislature.
“Until we get a positive response, this struggle continues, and our stance is that we are not going back to classes,” Nguse said.
– African News Agency (ANA)