President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged academics to help the government overcome some of the challenges facing the country. He was speaking at the 25 Years of Democracy Conference underway at the University of Johannesburg. “We want to work with you, and for you to challenge us, to bring added rigour to the work[…]
As South African scholars, we want to pledge our support and commitment to the Palestinian people.” This was the declaration from Prof. Robert van Niekerk of the Rhodes Palestine Solidarity Forum and a signatory of a new campaign, which will see 200 South African academics from the country’s top tertiary[…]
Some 204 South African academics have signed a declaration committing themselves to supporting the rights of the Palestinian people. Expressing concern with “Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land” and “the intolerable human rights violations that it inflicts on all sections of the Palestinian people”, the academics pledge not to accept[…]
A group of more than 220 academics and professional support services staff at Stellenbosch University have come out in support of the proposal to have English as the primary language of instruction at the institution. “The choice of English as the primary language of instruction with augmented support for Afrikaans[…]
Hundreds of university professors in the United Kingdom say they will halt all cooperation with Israeli schools in an effort to draw attention to Israel’s violations of international law. In a statement released on Tuesday, 343 UK academics announced that they would no longer accept invitations to visit Israeli academic[…]
One week into a deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip, members of the academic world have joined the global protest against Israeli oppression, by signing a petition calling for the boycott of all Israeli academic institutions. Amongst the most high profile individuals to have joined the cause has been theoretical[…]
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