Gauteng High Court granted interdict against striking Unisa students

Gauteng High Court granted interdict against striking Unisa students

Students have been striking against the University of South Africa since the 7th of January and the university was now granted an interdict against them. Unisa hopes to bring an end to the disruptive strike.

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Unisa (the University of South Africa) turned to the Gauteng High Court to get an interdict against the students who have been striking since the 7th of January.

The university released a statement about its decision to file for an interdict.

The university decided to approach the court to obtain this interdict in order to ensure that it brings to an end the disruptive effect of the student strike to its operations, including denying staff and students access to the premises of the university for purpose of work and/or receiving services on registration and related matters.

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The High Court granted Unisa the interdict after the case had been heard in court, as reported by IOL News.

This comes after the SRC ( Students' Representative Council) at Unisa said it would close down the main campus in Pretoria. The council was upset after a meeting with the university collapsed.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the SRC and the university management could not reach an agreement on the student's demands.

The SRC wants it to be possible for all students who completed higher certificates in 2018 to be allowed to register from January 2 and they want all qualifying students to be afforded space in the university.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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