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Stalled varsity lectures resume

Lectures at tertiary educational institutions in KwaZulu-Natal will resume today, 17 August 2016, after being suspended since Monday.
Stalled varsity lectures resume
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University of Zululand lectures were disrupted yesterday, said Gcina Nhleko, the varsity's director of marketing and communication.

Nhleko said "some staff embarked on an illegal strike due to wage negotiations" but there had been no student protests.

Zwelakhe Shangase, spokesman for Mangosuthu University of Technology, said: "Management met student leaders to discuss issues and they reached an agreement. All issues were resolved and it is business as usual."

Shangase said the students were demanding more buses to ferry them to and from campus and to their residences, more fridges and other electrical appliances at residences, and more support from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Lesiba Seshoka, the University of KwaZulu-Natal's executive director for corporate relations, said the academic programme at the Pietermaritzburg campus would resume today.

Durban University of Technology communications manager Sinegugu Ndlovu said the academic programme had not been disrupted.

Source: The Times via I-Net Bridge


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