ANC weighs into Ashwin saga

The ANC in the Western Cape says that if there is no transformation in SA rugby when it comes to quotas, management, and culture, then maybe the sport should be placed in quarantine. The comments come after former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse walked out of the Supersport studio on Saturday[…]

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H&M commits to diversity changes, says SAHRC

H&M committed to diversity appointments, training, policy adjustment and reporting back following an engagement with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), the rights organisation said on Friday. “The steps taken include… the appointment of managers on diversity and inclusiveness both at a global and national level,” said SAHRC spokesperson[…]

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National Assembly to debate higher education transformation

The National Assembly will debate higher education transformation in the country on Tuesday, following closely on the heels of a nationwide protest against fee increases. The debate, which is expected to be attended by various student leaders, will be opened by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. Widespread student demonstrations were[…]

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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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Transformation needed at universities: Habib

Wits University vice-chancellor, Professor Adam Habib believes that transformation movements are gaining traction at universities across the country and that the topic has not been taken seriously at higher education institutions. Habib was speaking at the 8th Annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture, around the topic ‘Transcending the Past and Reimagining[…]

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Bringing rugby to the Cape Flats

Controversy over the Springbok team’s demographic composition again shows the need for rugby investment in black schools. A non-profit organisation is trying to do just that. In 1990 there were 17 rugby-playing schools in Mitchell’s Plain and the fledgling rugby culture benefited players like Stormers flanker Nizaam Carr, who had[…]

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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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Court to ‘supervise’ efforts to transform sport

The High Court in Pretoria will play a “supervisory role” in ensuring that South Africa’s national rugby team has more black players in future. This was after leader of the Agency for New Agenda party, Tshidiso Mokhoanatse, on Wednesday abandoned his bid to ask the court to prevent the Springboks[…]

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Sit-in at Rhodes University over transformation

The Black Student Movement (BSM) is staging a sit-in at Rhodes University’s council chambers in Grahamstown. This was reportedly over the failure of transformation at the university, according to the SABC. The BSM has accused the university of not taking racism incidents seriously. Allegations of racism surfaced after a white[…]

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