PICS & VIDEO: Mangosuthu University of Technology suspends exams, lectures amid violent, destructive protests on campus

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Durban — Destructive protests at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) have forced the university to suspend all lectures and exams scheduled for Thursday.

Early in the morning, pictures and videos emerged on social media of what appeared to be the university and the property on the university campus alight.

MUT spokesperson Bheki Hlophe said the violent student protest endangered the lives of staff and led to the destruction of university property.

Hlophe said the executive management committee (EMC) of MUT took the decision to cancel activities on campus to protect staff, students and university property amid this volatile situation.

“The EMC has not received communication from the Student Representative Council (SRC) with demands or anything that could explain the reasons behind this morning’s destruction,” Hlophe said

More at: https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/new...n-campus-4602a369-9d2a-4dfe-9aa4-758a96435120

 

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  1. The protesting group proceeded to burn the guardhouse with security personnel inside

Imagine having to go to University with these thugs.

“Bringing the perpetrators of such illegal acts to the book does not mean that MUT is trying to stifle protest within the university.

The University's students have the admin by the the short and curlies when statements like this are put out.
 
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At this point does getting a degree from one of these universities of burning even improve your employment prospects? Don’t all the grads just get stereotyped as potential troublemakers?
 

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I don't see the problem here? They are just doing what they were taught?

Ideally they should just bulldoze the whole campus. We don't need no education and all that..

You can't have the elite leaders of the country re-elected for decades if there is not a poor, dumb and unquestioning mass to which they can lie to and say "we'll take money from the rich and give it to you."
 

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At this point does getting a degree from one of these universities of burning even improve your employment prospects? Don’t all the grads just get stereotyped as potential troublemakers?

I saw a couple of CV's get thrown in the bin when candidates listed activities like being part student mobilisation or political affinities, by way of mentioning groups they were apart of.
The funny part is, the way the students highlighted this, means they were sure it'll help them in their job search, maybe it did, not at the place I worked at that point though.
 

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  1. A group of about 30 students, some with their faces covered, started pelting security personnel at the main entrance with stones.
  2. Security personnel who were in the guardroom when the incident started could not go out in fear of being struck by the stones.
  3. The protesting group proceeded to burn the guardhouse with security personnel inside.
  4. Security personnel managed to escape the guardhouse and left through the main entrance.
:oops:


Can't blame Jan for this one. Originally a "black" university established in 1979
 

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I saw a couple of CV's get thrown in the bin when candidates listed activities like being part student mobilisation or political affinities, by way of mentioning groups they were apart of.
The funny part is, the way the students highlighted this, means they were sure it'll help them in their job search, maybe it did, not at the place I worked at that point though.

Not surprised at all. Listing some of that stuff on your CV is just going to scream “troublemaker”.
 

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I saw a couple of CV's get thrown in the bin when candidates listed activities like being part student mobilisation or political affinities, by way of mentioning groups they were apart of.
The funny part is, the way the students highlighted this, means they were sure it'll help them in their job search, maybe it did, not at the place I worked at that point though.
They think its the same as "struggle credentials "
 
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