Steven Tau
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23 May 2016
2:31 pm

VUT academic activities to resume Wednesday

Steven Tau

The examinations that were scheduled to begin last week on Wednesday have been postponed to June 3.

Students at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) leave their residences after violent clashes on the campus earlier this month. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

All academic activities at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) will resume on Wednesday.

The university took a decision to suspend all academic activities just over a week ago following violent protest action that saw a building housing a study room, laundry room an an office torched.

In a statement issued on Monday, VUT said all students are expected to return on Tuesday.

The examinations that were scheduled to begin last week on Wednesday have also been postponed to June 3.

“Students committed to full compliance with the conditions as contained in the high court interdict.

“Investigations into acts of misconduct will continue unhindered and any students found to have been involved will be disciplined accordingly,” the statement read.

During the protest, disgruntled students were demanding the immediate removal of a private security company, known as Mafoko, accusing it of working with criminals who were stealing items such as cellphones and laptops belonging to students.