One person was killed in the stampede, university spokesperson Herman Esterhuizen confirmed.
“There was a person that was deceased,” said Esterhuizen.
One person has also been critically injured. Both are mothers of potential students.
Further details would be released at a media briefing at the university after 10:00.
The critically injured woman has been taken to Charlotte Maxeke hospital, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said.