This week, affected students protested over the conditions of the residences. This led to UKZN suspending its academic programme at the Westville campus until Friday.
A fourth-year student living at a residence on the campus said it was unfortunate that some people associated the protests with the poor wi-fi connection.
The reality, she said, was that students had had enough of their living conditions. “We want people to see for themselves, and for something to be done,” said the student who would not be named for fear of victimisation.
“We have kept quiet for far too long. Everything is wrong with this place,” said the student.