Solidarity Youth today announced its support to a student organisation at the University of Stellenbosch, StudentePlein, and emphasised the seriousness of any language malpractice that is unconstitutional.
This follows after StudentePlein yesterday mentioned in their press release that they insisted the Centre for Student Communities to launch a proper investigation and correct any malpractices, after some malpractice came to light regarding language on campus and in residencies.
Solidarity Youth has consulted with its legal team and is prepared to litigate if the Centre for Student Communities fails to conduct an active investigation or comply with StudentePlein’s requests. StudentePlein’s requests include the following: An oversight of the investigation, an audit of all student communities on language practices; training regarding multilingualism, and the correction of an injustices.
“It is joyful to see students standing up for their constitutional rights through student organisations. We at Solidarity Youth will do everything in our power to assist them where necessary. We definitely need more such pressure groups among the youth,” said Dr Juran van den Heever, Solidarity Youth’s Head.
Solidarity Youth is also currently finalising its comments on the language policy of the University of Stellenbosch and will submit it shortly.