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unisaThe Mercury reports that students at the University of SA (Unisa) “locked in” staff members at the Durban campus on Monday afternoon demanding that they should work for “24 hours” to register the waiting students.  

The students allegedly blocked the staff gate to prevent staff members from leaving. Police were reported called.  Unisa has just emerged from a week-long wage strike by staff members led by Nehawu, which led to many students being unable to register.  SRC Treasurer Nkanyiso Zwide distanced the student body from what happened and said:  “We do not agree with a situation where staff members are expected to work for 15 hours because that could lead to staff making mistakes that could also lead to students not being able to graduate.  The agreement we have with the university is that they will increase the staff complement to assist with the registration.”

  • Read this report by Thami Magubane at The Mercury
  • Read too, Long queues at Unisa's Sunnyside campus as a result of strike, at Pretoria News

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