Growing frustration among students after DUT unrest

Growing frustration among students after DUT unrest

A student at the DUT says they're growing increasingly frustrated with disruptive protests at the Durban institution.  

Durban University of Technology (DUT)
Nushera Soodyal

The Honours student, who's studying Journalism, says most of the time those who aren't taking part in the demonstrations - are left in the dark or caught off guard.  

She says while they understand that their peers have a right to protest over issues of concern - it shouldn't infringe on their right to education.

"It's not the best time to not be actively on campus and in lectures. Because it's done nine out of ten times, without being fully explained to students it's very confusing. As much as it's liberating the rights of others - it's infringing on mine. The SRC isn't just for the people that need to strike," the student said.

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