Protest leaders allegedly promised them residency in, among other countries, Canada, New Zealand, Dubai, Namibia and the United States.
TUT’s campus student representative council said the issue of accommodation on the campuses should be attended to urgently.
On Friday, seven people were arrested and charged with public violence.
For months, students have been up in arms over a number of issues, including a lack of accommodation, historical debt and the extension of registration periods.
Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said a case of public violence was being investigated after Tuesday night’s incident.
Workers on Monday occupied the basement of the department in protest, and on Tuesday had continued a peaceful protest.

Protests Mpumalanga tourism attractions confirmed to be operational

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency’s nature reserves that were closed due to industrial action by its staff last week are now open to the public.

Protests Uneasy calm in protest-hit Barberton after two leaders appear in court

The last violent act happened in the early hours of Wednesday when the civic centre in Umjindini was set alight.

Protests Lottery supporters march against journalists who exposed alleged corruption

Memo calls on Ebrahim Patel not to suspend the National Lotttery Commission’s board.

Protests WATCH: Students sleeping in labs as Wits protest gains momentum

Wits students demand that homeless students be given beds to stop them from sleeping in labs.

Protests Young Nurses Indaba trade union to march through Sandton

The union is marching in protest of what they call the unfair practices against nurses in the private healthcare sector.

Protests Wits SRC blocks Empire Road entrance in protest over lack of accommodation

A video was released on Wednesday morning showing students sleeping in a library on campus.

Protests Cars stoned at CPUT Bellville in sporadic protests

‘Staff are visibly shaken, they are traumatised,’ said a lecturer whose car had a brick thrown at it.

Protests Cop van petrol-bombed, University of Zululand campus shut down after violent protest

Students living at the KwaDlangezwa campus in university accommodation were told ‘to vacate their residences by no later than 15:00 today’.

Protests Truck drivers advised to use alternative route as unrest flares up in Barberton

According to reports, there has been sporadic gunfire, especially in Extensions 10 and 11.

Protests Ladysmith protests intensify, several arrests made

The town had been brought to a standstill, with key points blocked by protesters, police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.

Protests Malema thanks Eskom CEO De Ruyter for ‘respecting us, we came in the rain’

A protest that began with the near-shutdown of the Sandton CBD ended peacefully at the cold and wet Eskom headquarters later on Friday.

Protests Community activists stage hunger strike outside parliament

Cape Coloured Congress leader Fadiel Adams said he would sleep outside the legislative house until the government did something about the violence in the townships.

Protests WATCH: Heavy downpours, thunder rain on EFF’s parade in Johannesburg

Windy weather accompanied the heavy rainfall, but the EFF said it would not stop the ‘revolution’.

Protests Malema says EFF won’t take ‘nonsense from police’

Amid a morning of heavy disruption during an EFF-led protest in Sandton, the EFF leader called for his marchers to be ‘disciplined’, even if provoked.

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