Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is confident he will not have to convince a judge that his placing of the VUT under administration was legal.
Council members have approached a court to ask it to overturn Blade's decision to place the university under administration.
A former unionist says claims were fabricated to protect Vaal techinkon's vice-chancellor.
Vaal University of Technology vice-chancellor Irene Moutlana has been suspended from the university over longstanding corruption allegations.
Nzimande has been advised to place two universities under administration but has given their councils the opportunity to explain themselves first.