Pretoria - Despite having placed its vice-chancellor on special leave pending the outcome of internal investigations the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University could still not resume academic activities today.
Even though the entrance of the university seemed like any other ordinary day, inside there is a "cat and mouse" game between protesting Student Representative Council members and staff members affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the police.
University spokesperson, Dr Eric Pule, said despite hopes by university management that academic activities would be able to resume today, that had not been the case.
Pule said students and staff once more resumed their protest demanding for representatives to meet with the university council.
Pule said even though they had placed vice-chancellor professor Chris de Beer on special leave, it turned out protesters still wanted to meet with the council in order to address issues of residence infrastructure and other management issues.