This from rnews.co.za:
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and its various stakeholders, including the protesting students, have until Thursday to find common ground, with the aid of a professional mediator, before the courts can intervene. That was the outcome of the court application brought about by the Concerned Association of Parents and others for Tertiary Education at Universities (CAPTU).
The case was heard in the Grahamstown High Court by Justice Alkema on Tuesday.
CAPTU meeting last week, lawyer and Senior Director at Wheeldon, Rushmere and Cole Inc. in Grahamstown, Brin Brody, said; “Our view is that the university has an obligation to open, to turn to the South African Police Services, Security Companies, to open the campus and look after the students and to continue with business based on contract, based on the Consumer Protection Act. We believe it can open in the same ways that other Universities have opened, such as Rhodes University in Grahamstown, which has opened for business.”
The meeting then agreed to approach the High Court for an interdict against the NMMU that will compel them to open their doors again.
However, the NMMU, which brought out its lawyers, opposed the application.
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