Stellenbosch University

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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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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Classes suspended as EFF members lock lecture halls

A group of EFF members disrupted classes at the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute on Monday by locking students out of classrooms, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture said on Monday. “When we got there, a small group of [EFF members] had padlocked the classrooms and prevented students from attending classes,”[…]

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Nzimande wants answers from Stellenbosch Uni

Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande wants answers from the University of Stellenbosch after watching the documentary #Luister (Listen), in which students tell of anti-black racism on and off campus. “The Minister has closely studied the documentary and written a letter to the Chairperson of Council, Mr [George] Steyn, requesting[…]

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Students protest in Stellenbosch over language

Stellenbosch University rector and vice chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers has slammed a protest, which broke out in a lecture hall at the university on Monday morning. A student sent News24 a video of the disruption, saying the objections emanated from the university’s language policy and was led by members[…]

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Maties students launch ‘halal’ petition

Muslims students at Stellenbosch University (SU) were last week dealt a blow to their hopes of expanding the availability of halal foods on campus, when the student center management issued King Pie with a notice to vacate the premises by the end of the month. King Pie is the only[…]

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