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5300 Students Still at Residences Despite Lockdown

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Blade Nzimande

At the start of the national lockdown more than 5300 students were not able to get home and are still staying at university residences. Minister Blade Nzimande has assured the country that his department is ensuring their safety and that they are complying with the lockdown regulations.

At the start of the national lockdown more than 5300 students were not able to get home and are still staying at university residences. Minister Blade Nzimande has assured the country that his department is ensuring their safety and that they are complying with the lockdown regulations.

Nzimande was updating the country at the national press briefing on government's response to the international Covid-19 pandemic which has spread to more than 200 countries and has infected nearly 600 00 people.

The Minister confirmed that the students staying at residences, who he said were mainly international students who could not return to their home countries, would abide by the lockdown regulations.  

There are no students at TVET College residences.  The university residences housing residences are:

 

University of Fort Hare – 30 students

University of Johannesburg – 940 students

University of the Western Cape - 370 students

North West University – 64 students

Central University of Technology – 27 students

University of Pretoria – 236 students

Sol Plaatje University - 0

Vaal University of Technology – 18 students

Mangosuthu University of Technology – 6 students

Rhodes University – 36 students

Walter Sisulu University – 23 students

Stellenbosch University – 971

Cape Peninsula University - 1853 students

Wits University - approximately 100 students

Sefako Makgatho University – approximately 20 students

University of Limpopo – 50 students

University of Venda – 14 students

University of the Free State – 105 students

University of Cape Town – under 100 students

Nelson Mandela University - 382 students

University of KwaZulu-Natal – 11 students 6 

University of Zululand - 26 students

Tshwane University of Technology to submit

Durban University of Technology to submit

University of Mpumalanga - 0

 

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