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unisaThe Citizen reports that the University of SA (Unisa) has obtained an urgent interdict to stop a student leader and former temporary workers from participating in protest action, carrying weapons of any kind, taking hostages or disrupting university activities.  

The interdict was granted against student Mpho Morolane and 146 former temporary employees, restraining them from taking part in protest action within 150m of the entrance of any Unisa campus, study centre or exam centre, and from participating in protest action without the university’s prior approval.  The interdict also stopped them from damaging university property, or infringing the rights of staff members, students and visitors.  Unisa’s registrar, Dr Faroon Goolam, said in court papers they started a process in 2015 to appoint temporary seasonal staff needed in the exam and assignment department.  The temporary staff were recruited through labour brokers, but their contracts terminated at the end of September this year.  He said Morolane, who faced expulsion for his participation in violent protest action at Unisa in 2016, was the driving force behind protests in September and October by the former workers.

  • Read the full original report by Ilse de Lange at The Citizen

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