The student representatives council (SCR) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is expected to meet the institution’s vice-chancellor on Friday.
This follows disruptions at the university’s Westville campus on Wednesday. Angry students disrupted lectures and blockaded the main entrance to the university by burning furniture and debris.
The executive director for corporate relations at UKZN, Ashton Bodrick, confirmed that the university remained open and that academic programmes would continue as scheduled, despite further protests by students on Thursday.
“Some students on the Westville campus continued with their protest action this morning. We have received reports that some lectures were disrupted. The executive management committee (EMC) has given due consideration to the matters raised by the students and is engaging the SRC leadership on a way forward.”
UKZN SRC president Sanele Hlongwa told TimesLIVE that calm had been restored at the university