Nigeria victims returned, TUT closed, Joburg's informal traders - Today's Big 3

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has closed all of its campuses following a spate of violent protests, which saw 18 cars being torched on Friday.

Speaking on the John Robbie Show, Vice-Chancellor Professor Nthabiseng Ogude said: "NSFAS is a systemic problem, but we do have other problems that compound this matter at TUT, as the largest contact campus in the country. We serve the poorest of the poor - more than 50% rely on NSFAS loans. It's very difficult to control something like this when it happens at one campus and then to the other and so on. The university - if the SRC commits to what they did initially to say they will not use violence - will be open next week.

Listen to the full conversation below:

Meanwhile, South African survivors of the gruesome Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria are arriving as of this morning at the Swartkop Air Force Base in Pretoria.

The Eyewitness News team are on the scene with more. Click here for details

Despite a recent meeting with the City of Johannesburg and informal traders facilitated by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, spokesperson for the South African National Traders' Retail Alliance (SANTRA), Edmund Elias has claimed Metro Police have seized stock from informal traders on Rissik Street in the CBD.

Gauteng Economic Development MEC Lebogang Maile remains positive the intra-city trade dynamic will be resolved in time, pointing to the development of a credible trader database to be managed by the city. Maile has unpacked various measures put in by his administration and the City to level out the situation:


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