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Hearing on urinating incident completed

The disciplinary hearing of Theuns du Toit, who urinated on a fellow Stellenbosch University student's belongings, wrapped up yesterday, reports News24.

'Urinating’ victim unhappy with disciplinary panel

Babalo Ndwayana – the Stellenbosch University student who had his property urinated on – walked out of the disciplinary hearing of the perpetrator, Theuns du Toit yesterday, reports News24.

Rhodes’ anti-vax group withdraws legal fight

An organisation that resorted to court in a bid to have Rhodes University’s Covid-19 mandatory vaccine requirement set aside has thrown in the towel.

‘Respected judge’ to probe Stellenbosch race row

Stellenbosch University will appoint a respected Judge to investigate the university’s campus culture, the rector of the university announced yesterday.

'Insensitive' tweet about alleged UCT rape retracted

UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has retracted a comment she tweeted in reaction to a student’s complaint that the institution had failed to suspend a lecturer she accused of sexual assault.

Cameron ‘ashamed’ over Stellenbosch urinating incident

Stellenbosch University Chancellor and former Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron said he was ashamed when the institution made headlines this week after a student urinated on the personal belongings of a fellow student.

Growing calls for Stellenbosch student’s expulsion

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the expulsion of a University of Stellenbosch student at the centre of an allegedly racist incident that occurred at a student residence over the weekend.

Department faces lawsuit over school stationery delay

Parents, supported by activists, are taking the Eastern Cape Department of Education to court for its failure to deliver books and stationery to more than 3 000 schools in the province.

School gets interdict after stabbing row

Selborne College in East London is taking on Education Department head Dr Naledi Mbude in court after she refused to implement a recommendation that the school be allowed to directly expel two grade 10 pupils who stabbed another pupil.


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Motshekga faces lawsuit over matric results

A matric pupil has taken Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to court over her decision not to publish matric results in newspapers and online platforms.

Can universities mandate vaccinations?

SA universities have entered the contested discourse of whether to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for the safe return of students and staff to campuses or not.

Section27 joins case to make schools safer

Section27 is adding its voice to a pending court application to ensure safe infrastructure at Gauteng schools after the death of a learner in 2017.

Stellenbosch language policy challenged in court

The DA and student organisation StudentePlein have taken their battle with Stellenbosch University to court over the institution's language policy, reports Polity.

Rhodes approves mandatory vaccination rule

Rhodes University’s council this week approved a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination rule for the resumption of face-to-face university activities next year.

Top court ruling a major win for Afrikaans

The University of SA's (Unisa) decision in 2016 to adopt a new language policy and discontinue Afrikaans as a language of learning and teaching contravened the Constitution, rendering the decision invalid, the Constitutional Court ruled yesterday.

UCT senate backs mandatory jabs

Plans to introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccination among staff and students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are one step closer after a resounding vote by the university’s senate.

Legal Aid wants pupil slapping charges reinstated

Legal Aid SA, which represented the mother of a former grade nine Sans Souci Girls’ High School pupil filmed being slapped by a teacher, claims that preparations to approach the Western Cape High Court are at an advanced stage.

Compulsory teacher vaccinations introduced

Private education provider Curro will require all staff to be vaccinated by the end of the year.

Students petition Unisa over missing certificates

Unisa students have launched an online petition demanding the institution gives them their certificates.

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