[lg policy] South Africa: Cape Town Afternoon clouds. Cool. Friday 12-16°C Afternoon clouds. Cool. 3 day forecast Brought to you by: News South Africa World Africa Entertainment Green Health Opinions Voices MyNews24 Columnists Business Markets Personal Finance Tech Opinion Sport News Rugby Cricket Soccer Golf Tennis Formula1 Other Sport SuperSport Live Streaming Video Highlights Tech News Companies Mobile Opinion Multimedia Motoring News New Models 4X4 Formula One MotorSport Bikes Your Wheels Travel Stellenbosch: Rector’s Afrikaans comment triggers stand-off 2015-05-13 16:11 S'thembile Cele, City Press Students protest outside Stellenbosch University. (Twitter) Stellenbosch University threatens disciplinary action against transformation group Open Stellenbosch and Why It's Not Working Stellenbosch prof suspended after alleged racist SMS Management at Stellenbosch University have shut their doors and called on campus security to guard the administration building as angry students gathered outside

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Thu May 14 19:22:56 UTC 2015


Stellenbosch: Rector’s Afrikaans comment triggers stand-off
2015-05-13 16:11

S'thembile Cele, City Press





    Stellenbosch University threatens disciplinary action against
transformation group


Management at Stellenbosch University have shut their doors and called on
campus security to guard the administration building as angry students
gathered outside demanding answers.

Members of transformation-seeking group Open Stellenbosch hosted a mass
meeting this afternoon that turned into a march to the outside area of the
admin building where management is housed.

The meeting was held to hand over a memorandum “of demands with respect to
language” to the newly inaugurated rector Professor Wim de Villiers.

They say they are calling on the vice-rector of learning and teaching,
Professor Arnold Schoonwinkel to retract remarks he made in the student
parliament last week.

Addressing the parliament on the issue of the language policy and the
alienating culture of the university towards black students, Schoonwinkel
said: “I just want to know, really did you think you would come to
Stellenbosch and not hear Afrikaans?”

The group’s Twitter account stated that they would not leave until
Schoonwinkel came out and apologised for his “hurtful comments”.

Last week City Press reported on a lecturer who had been threatened with
disciplinary action for her part in the “radical” group.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Stellenbosch-Rectors-Afrikaans-comment-triggers-stand-off-20150513

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