Durban - Mangosuthu University of Technology has revealed that the damage to the institution caused by last month’s violent protests cost sits at R3.5 million.
Bheki Hlophe, Media liaison officer for the institution, said this figure was a direct cost of infrastructure damage and did not include indirect costs like that of overtime for the institution’s catch-up programme which has yet to be calculated.
This week, the University of KwaZulu-Natal suspended classes following renewed protests last week.
Last month, universities around the province were shut down when students protested over a number of issues which including funding problems, slow registration process and expensive fees among others.
The protests which were characterised by violence resulted in the death of Mlungisi Madonsela at the Durban University of Technology.