Open Stellenbosch

‘The internet world has moved on’

Activist group AfriForum has failed in its court bid to force the Open Stellenbosch (OS) movement supporter Johannes Pienaar to remove social media posts suggesting the organisation’s supporters had threatened to rape women at an End Rape Culture protest earlier this year. Acting Judge Michael Donen found on Friday the[…]

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Open Stellenbosch disappointed at stance on language policy

Student movement Open Stellenbosch has described the university council’s decision on the proposed language policy as a blatant rejection towards any transformation at the institution. Khule Duma, a member of Open Stellenbosch, said the reason why students had called for a change in the institution’s language policy was because black[…]

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Maties makes decisive move on lanuage policy

A decades-long fight to have English as the main language of instruction at the University of Stellenbosch will soon become a reality. In a decisive move on Thursday, the university said all learning should be facilitated in at least English to ensure no exclusion due to language. “Language should be[…]

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Lack of representation among decision makers: Open Stellenbosch

The lack of representation in decision-making bodies at tertiary institutions left too much room for marginalised students’ problems to be misunderstood on campuses, Open Stellenbosch said on Monday. Representative Jodi Williams, speaking at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Critical Conversation on University Transformation at its Kingsway campus, stated there were[…]

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Huge challenges for Muslims at Stellenbosch Uni

Two weeks ago, a video was posted online titled Luister (Listen in English) in which students at the University of Stellenbosch spoke about racist and discriminatory events that they have been subjected to. A few days ago a rally was held at the university, hosted by the Open Stellenbosch movement.[…]

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Uni calls on Open Stellenbosch to engage with them

An open invitation has been extended to the Open Stellenbosch movement to engage in discussions on transformation at the Stellenbosch University, the institution’s management said on Tuesday. This followed a meeting between management and Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education earlier in the day. “We are listening, we are talking,”[…]

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Stellenbosch to face Parliament committee

Stellenbosch University is expected to brief Parliament’s Higher Education and Training portfolio committee on Tuesday on progress in implementing its transformation plan and language policy. This follows the release of a documentary entitled Luister (Listen), in which students tell of anti-black racism on and off campus. Minister of Higher Education[…]

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