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UFS receives second blow regarding language policy

A bench of the Bloemfontein High Court today ruled that the University of the Free State (UFS) may not implement its new language policy before the university’s appeal against an earlier ruling in favour of Solidarity and AfriForum has been concluded. In July this year, the High Court ordered the  … Read more

University management must take control of campus – Solidarity

Damage to universities even more than the government claims The trade union Solidarity urgently called on management at universities where there have been violent student protest actions in the last year, to take control of their campuses again. This follows inter alia, on the recent announcement by the Department of  … Read more

AfriForum, AfriForum Youth and Solidarity approach court about the abolition of Afrikaans at University of the Free State

AfriForum, AfriForum Youth and trade union Solidarity today consulted with their lawyers following the decision taken on Friday by the Council of the University of the Free State Council that English would be the university’s only language of instruction and administrative language as from 2017. Consensus was reached that the  … Read more

Solidarity insists on the safety of staff at UFS

In a letter issued yesterday trade union Solidarity insisted that the University of the Free State (UFS) take proactive steps to ensure the safety of the trade union’s members on campus. This comes after the UFS has been suffering from violent protests since Monday. “As a trade union we are  … Read more

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