Durban - Lectures were suspended at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus on Monday after protests broke out just after 10am.
In a statement released to the media, UKZN said, the academic programme, including all tests, was suspended on the Westville campus for Monday only.
"The suspension will allow university management to engage with student leadership and find amicable solutions," said UKZN spokesperson, Normah Zondo.
Police have confirmed that 17 students were arrested and charged for public violence.
Police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, said students threw stones at police and police vehicles were damaged during the protest.