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Situation update

27 September 2016

The situation at the majority of TUT’s campuses has been calm this morning. An arson attempt at the Soshanguve South campus in the course of the night, was quickly foiled by Campus Protection Services and the South African Police Services. However, tests that should have been written at Soshanguve today, were disrupted by protesting students and will be rescheduled. More information on the rescheduling will be communicated after the Executive of Senate (SENEX) meeting that will take place on 28 September 2016.

Yesterday the management of the Tshwane University of Technology, in consultation with the Institutional SRC, has resolved to start the recess period earlier, with effect from 27 September 2016. This decision was taken in the light of the escalating disruptions at the Pretoria, Arcadia, Arts, Ga-Rankuwa and eMalahleni campuses and the possible risk to the safety of students, staff and property.

This morning, 27 September 2016, protest action and disruptive behaviour at the Mbombela campus also lead to the suspension of activities at the campus. Tests and other activities scheduled to take place at the campus for the remainder of the week, will be rescheduled after the recess.

An important reminder to academic staff is the Academic Excellence Awards, scheduled for Thursday, 29 September 2016. The event will take place as planned and all nominees are urged to attend the function in numbers.

As is the practice, leave will automatically be deducted for all academic staff for the duration of the recess. Any academic staff members who do not want to take leave at this time, should please reverse their leave with Human Resources and Transformation.

Support staff who have not applied for leave during the extended recess period, must report for duty on 28 September 2016. Support staff who would like to take leave during this period, should obtain the necessary permission from their superiors.

Tests scheduled to be written at the Pretoria, Arts, Arcadia, eMalahleni and Ga-Rankuwa campuses between 26 and 30 September, will be rescheduled to be written after 10 October 2016.

Activities at the Soshanguve North and South and Polokwane campuses will continue as scheduled, since these campuses have not been affected by the protest action and the disruption of activities.

Following a meeting held with the student representative structures in Soshanguve it was agreed that:

·         Tests that should have been written between 23 and 30 September 2016, will be postponed until after the recess.

Although the University recognises the right of students to participate in protest action, it is regrettable that the current national drive for fee free education has caused the level of disruption that resulted in the suspension of academic activities.



Students who applied and qualified for NSFAS FUNDING in 2016, should please report to their registered Campus Financial Aid Offices urgently to check if their names appear on the lists published on notice boards.  The DEADLINE to sign contracts is 15 SEPTEMBER 2016. Students who fail to sign contracts will have their 2016 NSFAS applications cancelled.  T&C’s apply.

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    The survey will run until 31 October 2016. All students are urged to participate in the anonymous and voluntary survey. It will be most valuable in order to assist LIS to determine needs of students and evaluate services offered at TUT.

    A link and QR code to the survey can be found on posters in all ERCs and I-Centres. It will only take a few minutes to complete the survey.

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