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AfriForum Youth sponsors two words on World Dictionary Day

AfriForum Youth sponsors two words on World Dictionary Day

AfriForum Youth today, which is internationally celebrated as Dictionary Day, sponsored the words “tradition” and “activism” in the Sponsor a Word Project of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT), translated as the Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language.

Taaibos students disappointed about UP’s handling of racism complaint

Taaibos students disappointed about UP’s handling of racism complaint

The Security Department of the University of Pretoria told witnesses of a racist incident at the Taaibos Residence that the video recordings of the security cameras at the gate, where the incident occurred, are too dark and that other cameras were out of order. This, after a Taaibos student, Emuel Venter submitted a complaint on […]

Racist incident affronts white Tuks students; AfriForum Youth requests UP to take action

Racist incident affronts white Tuks students; AfriForum Youth requests UP to take action

Students of the Taaibos Residence at the University of Pretoria (UP) are distressed, after two unidentified black students from Kollege Tehuis made racist remarks and threats against white students at the gates of Taaibos on the evening of 4 September 2014. “The one student cursed white students and shouted that he hates whites and that […]

End in sight for Tuks residences

End in sight for Tuks residences

Residences at the University of Pretoria (UP) are to change into flats which will give accommodation for only first year students or just senior students. This announcement was communicated to house parents on 26 June, and the implementation thereof was postponed to 2015 after heavy objection from students. “AfriForum Youth last week sent a letter […]

Wessels Report a human rights violation

Wessels Report a human rights violation

AfriForum Youth today expressed their concern regarding the gross discriminatory utterances contained in the Wessels Report of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University, which has leaked out. The Wessels Report forms part of the final council report which was submitted to the Minister of Higher Education last week. The Wessels Report refers to […]

AfriForum Youth expresses condolences re death of Prof Russel Botman

AfriForum Youth expresses condolences re death of Prof Russel Botman

AfriForum Youth conveyed their sincere condolences to the loved-ones of Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch, who unexpectedly passed away. “Prof Botman dedicated his life to the academics and the promotion of quality tertiary education in the country. Prof Botman’s loved-ones are in our prayers,” Henk Maree, National Chairman […]

AfriForum Youth requests information

AfriForum Youth requests information

AfriForum Youth instructed its legal team to address a legal notice to the Council of the NWU-Puk in which they request that the report which was handed over to the minister, be made available to them. If the Council declines the request, AfriForum Youth will instruct its legal team to obtain the information in terms […]

Revised Admission Policy at Wits misleading

Revised Admission Policy at Wits misleading

  AfriForum Youth welcomes the deletion of the biographical questionnaire from the selection process for admission to medical studies at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) for 2015. The university revised its admission policy for all medical fields of study. “While this is a small step in the right direction, it does cause some concern […]

AfriForum Youth demands that Wessels report be rejected

AfriForum Youth demands that Wessels report be rejected

AfriForum Youth today instructed its legal team to send a letter to the Council of the North-West University, requesting the Council to reject the Wessels Report in its current format and to refuse to submit the report to the Minister of Higher Education. AfriForum Youth took the step after it became clear from information circulating […]

AfriForum Youth boycotts Youth Day

AfriForum Youth boycotts Youth Day

The national executive of AfriForum Youth announced today that they will not celebrate Youth Day this year. “To boycott Youth Day is our way to indicate that we distance ourselves from a government that oppresses young people because of their inability to create opportunities,” the organisation said in a statement.       “The inability […]