Court Interdict - 13 October 2016
Update - 21 October 2016
The situation is calm at most of the University’s campuses this morning and academic activities are continuing, although class attendance is quite low at the Tshwane-based campuses. Some classes were, however, disrupted at Soshanguve Campus.
Yesterday afternoon unrest was regrettably experienced at the Soshanguve Campus when a group of protesters demanded to be transported to the #FeesMustFall march to the Union Buildings. When this was denied, clashes with security guards ensued and the SAPS had no option but to intervene to disperse the protesters.
The protesters allegedly also disrupted traffic on the public road running between the north and south campuses in Soshanguve and three students were injured when a driver lost control of his car. It is with deep sadness, that the University has to announce that a student who was injured in this incident passed away last night. Mr Benjamin Phehla, a student at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and a former Chairperson of the Faculty's Student Council. The incident is currently under police investigation.
The University has made counselling services available to affected staff and students.
Despite disruptions at some campuses, the University remains steadfast to ensure that all our students successfully complete this academic year.
In view of this, academic activities and tests scheduled will continue tomorrow, 22 October 2016. Activities will also continue at all campuses on Monday, 24 October 2016. Staff and students are reminded that they will only be able to access campuses with their TUT identification cards.
Students are requested to attend classes and prepare for the remaining tests that have been scheduled. Students are encouraged to utilise myTutor and other virtual platforms for test schedules and other important information.
Students are also reminded that all individuals found to be in contravention of the interim court order issued on 13 October 2016, will be detained and will be subject to prosecution, as well as to internal disciplinary procedures.
All reasonable security measures are taken to ensure the safety of students, staff and property, and to facilitate the continuation of academic activities.
The University is monitoring the situation at all campuses and further updates will be provided.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ON NSFAS FUNDING
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 has been extended to 20 OCTOBER 2016. Students who fail to sign contracts will have their 2016 NSFAS applications cancelled. T&C’s apply.
TUT is a cashless institution and only accepts on-site payments by credit or debit card. All other payments should be made by EFT or directly at the bank. Proof of payment should be submitted upon registration. TUT’s banking details are available on Student Account Guide.
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Court Interdict - 26 January 2016
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LIS (Library and Information Services) is currently running a survey to determine the current and future uses, needs and requirements of students with regards to ERCs and I-Centres at TUT.
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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