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Nelson Mandela University has taken a decision to suspend all academic activities for the day, including evening classes, while management actively engages with protesting students on matters relating to gender-based violence (GBV).

The events of this past weekend have once again foregrounded the University’s deep concerns regarding reported cases of GBV. We unequivocally reiterate our condemnation of acts of GBV and we are on record as the University to keep the conversation going towards working with staff and students to embed a culture of zero tolerance.

We urge students to practice their agency in partnering with management to promote safety on all our campuses, particularly in communal spaces such as the residences. The University commits to intensifying its sustained programme of action to advocate against GBV and to massify our efforts in eradicating this scourge.

Staff are advised to liaise directly with their line managers for direction.

Communication and Stakeholder Liaison

Contact information
Ms Zandile Mbabela
Media Manager
Tel: 0415042777