Second bullying video emerges from Stellenbosch school

Parents and residents of Idas Valley protested at Lückhoff High School in Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, on Tuesday after a second bullying video came to light, Netwerk24 reported. The video was shared on social media just days after a video surfaced which showed a girl being assaulted at the school. Instead[…]

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Open Stellenbosch retracts apology to ‘purpleface’ students

Student movement Open Stellenbosch has retracted an apology it sent to two students after the pair’s purple costumes were deemed racist on social media, claiming their actions were “still blackface”. Student Poekie Briedenhann and a friend drew much controversy on Instagram after posting a picture of themselves in what appeared[…]

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Basson teaching on voluntary basis: Mediclinic

Dr Wouter Basson’s involvement in the training of student doctors was on a no-compensation, voluntary community-service basis as part of an initiative driven by a group of doctors, Mediclinic Southern Africa said on Wednesday. This was in response to the uproar following Stellenbosch University’s Tygerberg Student Council’s call for Basson,[…]

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Stellenbosch University exams to continue

Final examinations would continue at Stellenbosch University on Wednesday despite disruptions by protesting workers and students, the institution’s Rector Management Team (RMT) said on Tuesday. The RMT said the university had taken extra precautions to strength security and control access to exam venues. “Following today’s [Tuesday’s] incidents further measures and[…]

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Stun grenade used to disperse Stellies protesters

A stun grenade was fired at a crowd of protesters apparently rattling the gates of the Stellenbosch police station following the arrest of four Stellenbosch University workers on Tuesday. Crowds of workers and students were making their way through the streets after the four were arrested during protest action against[…]

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Stellies ‘unlikely’ to change language policy next year

It is unlikely that the language of tuition at Stellenbosch University will be changed to English next year. This is after the university’s executive committee said in a statement that the language implementation plan for next year had already been approved. It also said the minimum offering in each language[…]

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Stellenbosch, UWC revise exam schedules

Some universities have revised examination schedules in light of the student protests. Both Stellenbosch University and the University of the Western Cape said they would postpone exams by a week to give students adequate time to prepare. In a statement, Stellenbosch University said this included all forms of assessment and[…]

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Maties students to protest against fee hike

Stellenbosch University (SU) students are planning a protest against a proposed 11.5% fee increase, the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) said on Friday. This comes days after similar action began at Wits University. “The SRC is fully aware that a decrease in the national subsidy to all universities resulted in this required[…]

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Stellenbosch Uni council accepts motions on transformation

The Stellenbosch University council has accepted various motions related to transformation at the institution. These include recommendations on its language policy and the pending appointment of two vice-rectors, the university said in a statement on Tuesday. The motions were adopted on Monday. In terms of the language policy, the university[…]

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