Students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) were shocked when they arrived at the Cape Town campus on Tuesday to find that the institution had been fenced off with barbed wire.
Due to ongoing protests between students and security guards, the institution announced that the decision has been made to close the campus until further notice.
Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr Chris Nhlapo, released a statement on Tuesday.
"After careful consideration of the current situation, management has made a decision to suspend all university activities across all campuses until further notice.This will allow us to continue the consultation process with various stakeholders. The return to work and classes will be communicated to you in due course.As always, you are reminded that institutional updates are only communicated via official university channels like newsflash and posted to the CPUT website."
Protesting students said that the issue they are now facing is financial exclusions of students for next year. The students are demanding that the institution's management be investigated.