Top 5 Things: 12 January

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You give us 5 minutes and we’ll brief you on the five stories making headlines this week.

Unisa Granted An Interdict Against Striking StudentsThe Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa has granted an interdict to The University of South Africa (Unisa) against students who have started striking from January 7. “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,” said Unisa in a statement.

On Thursday, the disgruntled Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at Unisa threatened to shut down the main campus in Pretoria after an unsuccessful meeting with management. The SRC wants all students who completed higher certificates in 2018 to be allowed to register this year and all qualifying students to be afforded space in the university.

Accusations Of Racism Fly Against A North West SchoolSituation is calm in the sleepy town of Schweizer-Reneke in the North West after a racial storm broke out this week. Everything fell apart at the seams when a picture showing black and white pupils sitting separately according to race in a Grade R classroom at the local primary school went viral.

North West Education MEC Sello Lehari conducted an inspection on Thursday at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.

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