‘We won’t back down’: Wits students

The protest at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) over fee increases has entered its second day with students saying they were not willing to back down. Wits student representatives’ council (SRC) secretary general Fasiha Hassan said the university “did not understand” the experiences and struggles of most of its[…]

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We are going to get rid of Habib: EFF

The EFF is targeting University of Witwatersrand Vice Chancellor Adam Habib, claiming it will get him removed from the institution. The EFF’s Dali Mpofu told media that while they cannot participate in this year’s Student Representative Council elections at the university, when they win next year’s election, they will “remove[…]

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Court sets aside suspension of Wits EFF students

The High Court in Johannesburg has set aside the decision by Wits University to suspend seven students, including six EFF-affiliated students, from the university. “The decision by the university to suspend the applicants is set aside,” Judge Motsamai Makume said on Thursday. He said the students should be allowed access[…]

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EFF files urgent application over Wits

The High Court in Johannesburg is expected to hear an urgent application on Wednesday morning over Wits University suspending seven students who are members of the EFF’s student organisation, the party said. “The EFF has taken the university to court on an urgent basis to seek withdrawal of the suspension[…]

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EFF taking Wits to court

The EFF is taking the University of the Witwatersrand to court to interdict this week’s Student Representative Council (SRC) elections, EFF acting spokesperson Fana Mokoena said on Monday. This was after the university stood by its decision last week to suspend seven EFF supporters who it said had shown no[…]

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Dlamini’s Hitler comments were ‘freedom of speech’

The legal office of the University of Witwatersrand has found that the institution cannot fault its former SRC president Mcebo Dlamini for expressing his admiration for Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler. “On the basis of existing case evidence, the legal office found that Mr Dlamini’s utterances did not breach the exceptions[…]

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Dlamini in hot water again

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) said it had laid criminal charges of hate speech against ex-University of Witwatersrand Students Representative Council president, Mcebo Dlamini, for calling Jews “devils”. “Dlamini’s comments are the latest in a series of offensive public statements that he made about South African Jews over[…]

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Youth groups want Wits SRC president removed

Some youth organisations are supporting a call by the SA Union of Jewish Students for Wits University to remove its SRC president Mcebo Dlamini, following remarks he made about German dictator Adolf Hitler. AfriForum Youth said it supported SAUJS in its demand as Dlamini’s comments were racist. “We are glad[…]

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Racially charged incidents worrying

A professor at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has expressed concern at an alarming increase in racially charged incidents, ranging from physical assaults to the several infamous ‘blackface’ sagas. In a recent court case that has made headlines across the city, a member of the South African National Defence[…]

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