DUT implements interim online learning following protests last week

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The Durban University of Technology says the institution will not be closed but will hold online lessons following the disruption of lessons last week.

In a statement, DUT says the university has been faced with unwarranted protests that disrupted lectures and they’ve had instances of intimidation and threats aimed at staff and non-protesting students.

It’s alleged the students are protesting over the new eZaga payment system by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

The university says four students have been suspended and will face disciplinary hearings for violating the institution’s rules and policies.

Last week, students from universities across the country staged a protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria over the new payment system.

Students have expressed unhappiness over this system for some time now.

In the video below, South African Students Congress President, Vezinhlanhla Simelane, explains why students are disgruntled: