University of Pretoria

Racial strife at Tuks

Tension flared on the campus of the University of Pretoria on Monday over the use of Afrikaans and the situation deteriorated into a clash between black students and their Afrikaner counterparts. In yet another day filled with drama, white students stood their ground and declared they would no longer watch[…]

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University of Pretoria proposes new English language policy

The University of Pretoria has proposed that all its lectures be offered in English only, according to a statement on its Facebook page on Monday morning. After days of protests against its language policy, the university announced: “Following many queries, the University wishes to clarify that the proposed way forward[…]

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Tuks to remain closed as workers plan shutdown

The University of Pretoria (UP) will remain closed for registration until further notice, after violent protests by outsourced workers broke out last week. In a statement, UP spokesperson Anna-Retha Bouwer said efforts to resolve disputes with outsourced workers could not be reached on Saturday. “Since access to the entrances to[…]

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Tukkies gets interdict against protesters

The University of Pretoria on Tuesday obtained an urgent court interdict against those hampering registration processes at the institution. “An urgent court order was obtained interdicting protesters from their unlawful actions to bring the situation under control and to allow students who have worked hard to be accepted at the[…]

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Police shot us without provocation: UP protesters

Protesters at the University of Pretoria on Tuesday accused police of attacking them without provocation. One worker, who asked not to be named, told News24 they were singing and dancing when police started shooting rubber bullets at them. “We are just calling for permanent jobs and a basic salary of[…]

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