File: The entrance to UKZN's Howard College Campus.
DURBAN – Academic activities at the University of KwaZulu have been suspended due to protest action.
The university said the halting of lectures is with immediate effect and until further notice, on all university campuses.
UKZN said the protest is in response to a provincial call to shutdown universities.
“University Management has received a Memorandum from the UKZN SRC,” the university said in a statement.
“The suspension will allow University Management space to engage with student leadership and address their grievances whilst ensuring the safety and security of all concerned.
“University Risk Management Services are monitoring all campuses to ensure the safety of all students and staff.”