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Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Strike 2023

The second semester is in its fourth day, and Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria is still closed. Any car that approached the institution’s gate was halted and sent away by students.

Following a protest in March where they asked the institution permit those owing fees of R150 000 or less to register, this was the second shutdown by students. In addition, they sought modifications.

Keamogetswe Masike, president of the Student Representative Council (SRC), led the demonstration at the main campus gate in Pretoria West and said that TUT would be closed until students saw the minister.

There won’t be any events here. No automobile or student is coming in,” he declared. “We have locked the university’s gates. According to him, eZaga was chosen to help the poor and vulnerable students access billions of rands in funding.

Masike thought it was absurd that at the start of the second semester, pupils still owed money.

“Our expectations are clear. We would like to speak with Blade Nzimande, the minister of higher education, science, and innovation, to express our concerns. He added, “We also wish to interact with the CEO of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas).

Because they hadn’t yet gotten their meal allowances for June, July, and August, according to Masike, many students were at home.

We are not attacking the university, he continued, but rather exerting pressure on it so that it would exert pressure on Nzimande.

Kagisho Sedikila, branch chair of the South African Student Congress, asked: “Why do we have a new system that is not working and stealing money from students?

“Money vanished from the accounts of new students while they were being charged for transactions. Students can’t access their money because the app freezes. Economic Freedom Fighters student council TUT Rand deputy chair Vongani Maluleke said they were not being taken seriously.

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