Further delays to DUT academic programme worrying: Manamela

Further delays to DUT academic programme worrying: Manamela

The Deputy Higher Education Minister is worried about the impact the ongoing strike at the Durban University of Technology is having on students.

Durban University of Technology
Steve Bhengu

Buti Manamela is meeting with DUT management and representatives from the striking unions today.

"I'm very worried that students at the university are now affected, that they've lost so much time of academic work. Many of them are yet to register and many aren't certain about the future and for us this is the major concern. We want to see students back in classes as soon as possible," he says. 

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Lectures at the university have been suspended with the staff strike now in its 7th week. 

Student bodies have urged both unions and university management to come to an agreement. 

Workers are demanding a revised 8.5% salary increase while DUT is only offering 6.5%. 

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