Wits University has announced an extension of its current shutdown “until further notice.” The university suspended all activities on Tuesday, September 20, after protesting students clashed with private security on the campus.
The statement is reproduced in full below:
“The Senior Executive Team of the University of the Witwatersrand, in consultation with the Executive Committee of Council, today, 23 September 2016, announced that all University operations will remain suspended until further notice.
If conditions conducive to the delivery of the academic programme do not improve, Wits may have to consider the closure of the University, including the residences in the interests of the safety and security of our staff, students and property.
We will keep all stakeholders, including staff, students and parents informed via official communication channels.”