Currently, students who have classes on both campuses have to make use of public transport or even walk between the two campuses. This has resulted in these students missing classes as they have to leave long before the time in order to get to the other campus for their class.

There have been buses which transported students to and from Prinshof, however these buses are only available to first-year students in the first semester and do not address the transport issue for older students.

Given the desperate need for transport between the campuses, the SRC has provided a temporary solution by funding a single bus to transport students to and from Prinshof. The bus leaves at 07:30, 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00 from Sci-Enza on Main campus. The bus will then drop students off at Prinshof in front of the Basic Medical Science (BMS) /Basiese Mediese Wetenskap (BMW) building near the parking area. Once the bus has dropped students off it will wait for 15 minutes for students who wish to return to Main campus.

2014 SRC member with the academics portfolio Johanna Nashitati said, “As the SRC academic member for 2014 I feel that it is unreasonable for the University to have a bus that alleviates parking but no bus that aids students academically.” Nashitati further said, “In the longer, sustainable future we need to ensure that this bus is included in the transport budgets of these different faculties.”

Photo: Hendro van der Merwe

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