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Registration protest at Durban FVET college

Residents of the Princess informal settlement near Roodepoort protest on Albertina Sisulu Road (Formerly Main Reef Road).Residents are protesting a lack of housing and service delivery in the area. Picture: Wesley Fester 210114

Residents of the Princess informal settlement near Roodepoort protest on Albertina Sisulu Road (Formerly Main Reef Road).Residents are protesting a lack of housing and service delivery in the area. Picture: Wesley Fester 210114

Published Jan 14, 2016

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Durban – About 300 students protested outside a campus of the Thekwini College in Durban on Thursday.

Police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane confirmed the protest at the college’s Springfield campus and said students were demanding to be registered.

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Comment could not immediately be obtained from the Thekwini FVET College management.

Students outside the premises claimed that they wanted to register, but that they had also not received their results from the previous year to allow them to do so.

One student, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that they had been told that the college’s computer system had been hacked and that this was the reason for the delay in releasing the results. This could, however, not be confirmed with the college.

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Students sang and danced outside the premises as a large contingent of eThekwini Metro Police and South African Police Services kept watch.

FVET colleges are Technical Vocational Education and Training colleges. They were previously called Further Education and Training (FET) colleges.

African News Agency

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