The protests at Mbombela and the main campus in Pretoria West escalated on Tuesday, with students blocking the entrances of the university with burning tyres and rubble.
Following meetings that went well into the late evening on Tuesday, TUT spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said the management decided that academic and other activities at all campuses be suspended. This included lectures at all campuses in Pretoria, Ga-Rankuwa, eMalahleni and Mbombela in Mpumalanga.
“The situation at all campuses will be monitored continuously. The university apologises for the inconvenience the suspension of activities may cause. We would like to advise students and other stakeholders to visit the university website for updated information on the way forward.
“The safety of staff, students and infrastructure is a priority for the university,” De Ruyter said.