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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

Selection quotas for medicine studies at Stellenbosch University illegal

The trade union Solidarity has commenced with legal action against Stellenbosch University (SU) in reaction to the selection of prospective medicine students on grounds of their race to study at the institution. This follows after the trade union obtained information through its selection quota campaign which indicated that 67% of  … Read more

Solidarity introduces motion of no confidence against US Management  

Trade union Solidarity said it was going to introduce a motion of no confidence against the management of the University of Stellenbosch (US). This comes after the university on Friday suspended two Matie students after they had been falsely accused of racism. Pressure group Open Stellenbosch last week accused the  … Read more

The voice of 31 000 cannot be ignored

Trade union Solidarity welcomes the decisions taken by the board of Stellenbosch University (SU) at its scheduled board meeting held yesterday, 30 November. The board reaffirmed its commitment to the language policy as adopted on 22 November 2014. The board confirmed that the university’s multilingual offer is regarded as a  … Read more

More than 30 000 support referendum on Maties’ language policy – Solidarity

More than 30 000 alumni and other stakeholders, in collaboration with trade union Solidarity, participated in a recent referendum on the retention of Afrikaans at Stellenbosch University (SU). Solidarity will present the results of the referendum to the university council at its meeting to be held today, Monday 30 November 2015.  … Read more

Solidarity, Matie alumni start referendum on SU language policy

Several former students of Stellenbosch University (SU), in collaboration with the trade union Solidarity, today launched a referendum on the proposed amendment to the language policy of SU. Students, alumni and stakeholders are encouraged to make their voices heard before the University Council meeting on 30 November. After pressure from  … Read more

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