Following protests around UP’s main campus over the last two days, the university issued the following statement to all staff and students.

Media Statement
University of Pretoria Responds to Ongoing Strike Action and Campus Disruptions
The University of Pretoria (UP) is facing disruptions at its Hatfield campus due to ongoing strike action by workers affiliated with NEHAWU and UPWO. Illegal obstruction of campus entrances has prompted UP management to make the difficult decision to temporarily transition some classes online, affecting those conducted at the Hatfield campus only.
In response to these developments, UP has communicated detailed arrangements to students via the online platform, ClickUP, urging them to closely monitor the platform for further updates. Students with questions or concerns about class arrangements are advised to reach out to their respective Dean’s offices.
While regrettable, this decision prioritises the safety and well-being of all students. Despite the challenges, the Hatfield campus remains open, with facilities such as the library and computer laboratories available to students facing connectivity or equipment issues.
Access to campus may be restricted due to the strike, and students are reminded to prioritise their safety and utilise emergency contact numbers provided on their student cards if needed.
UP remains committed to supporting students during this time, facilitating online registration processes and accommodating those who may encounter difficulties submitting required documentation.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and assure the UP community that every effort is being made to swiftly return to normal operations.
The University reiterates its dedication to working with unions to resolve issues and urges striking workers to conduct protests within the confines of the law.

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