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Hannah Cornelius murder and rape trial set to resume

The criminal trial of the men accused of raping and murdering Stellenbosch University student Hannah Cornelius is expected to resume in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Eban van Niekerk, Geraldo Parsons, Vernon Witbooi and Nashville Julius allegedly accosted Cornelius and her friend Cheslin Marsh in her VW Citi[…]

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A PhD journey from Sabratah to Stellenbosch

By Alec Basson From Sabratah in western Libya to Stellenbosch in the Boland – this is the journey that Dr Eman Teer had to travel to complete her doctorate in Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU). Having done research on the how inflammation and blood clotting increase the prevalence of[…]

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Stellies students outraged by lack of redress

Following mounting pressure from across the country, Stellenbosch University students say they are outraged at the lack of urgency by university authorities in dealing with the recent call by so-called white racist-Nazi propagandists. In Nazi imitation posters, widely shared on social media, individuals whose identities remain unknown promoted a group[…]

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Suspect arrested for murder of Maties student

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of Stellenbosch student Robyn Pearce, the family’s lawyer William Booth said on Wednesday. He said the man, believed to be a labourer who worked at the apartment building where Pearce’s body was found, was arrested shortly after 20:00. The man[…]

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Students and security clash over shack protest -Maties

Protesting students and security guards at Stellenbosch University clashed on Monday after a shack that had been erected on university property was demolished. A group who call themselves The Concerned Students took responsibility for placing the shack on the university’s Rooiplein (Red Square), next to a statue of Jan Marais.[…]

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Stellies students assist in arrest of rapist

Students in Stellenbosch say they are living in fear, after another rape was reported on campus in less than a month. Last week the university was assisted by students in making the arrest of the suspect. The suspect will be appearing in court on Monday. The 20 year old student[…]

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