Court provisionally grants Unisa interdict to prevent student strike

- | 5 months ago

The High Court in Pretoria today provisionally granted the University of South Africa’s (Unisa’s) interdict against the students who have been on strike since Monday.

“The university decided to approach the court to obtain this interdict in order to ensure that it brings to an end the disruptive effect of the student strike to its operations, including denying staff and students access to the premises of the university for purpose of work and/or receiving services on registration and related matters,” Unisa said in a statement. The interdict was granted against 14 respondents, including South African Students Congress (Sasco); the national student representative council; the African National Congress Youth League; the Economic Freedom Fighters Students’ Command; and the police minister.

The interdict was issued nisi with a return date of March 28, 2019, — meaning the respondents have until that date to show cause why the order should not be finalised.

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