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Tutu stands behind Israeli Apartheid Week

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By Nicholas McGregor Follow @McGregz11 Israeli Apartheid week will be in its tenth consecutive year in 2014 and the international movement seems to be gaining support with every year. The annual movement is designed to raise awareness of the alleged segregation and discrimination of the Palestinian people by Israel. Former …

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NWU VC resigns following Nazi-salute outcry

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By Sebastian Burger Follow @SebBurger Following a debacle in which numerous first year students in residence incorporated a Nazi ‘Sieg Heil’ salute into their initiation dance, the Vice-Chancellor of North West University announced his resignation, effective from 1 June 2014. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr Theuns Eloff, announced this Thursday that he …

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South Africa urges peace talks for Ukraine Crisis

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By Nicholas McGregor Follow @McGregz11 The South African government has condemned the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s involvement. They have urged the two countries to reach a peaceful solution before conflict ensues. The Department of International Relations recently released a statement – “South Africa urges the protagonists in the stand-off …

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Vice-chancellor Dr Saleem Badat steps down

Dr Saleem Badat is stepping down as vice-chancellor of Rhodes.

By Matthew Kynaston Follow @MatthewKynaston Dr Saleem Badat, vice-chancellor of Rhodes University, announced on 3 March that he is stepping down and will leave Rhodes later this year. Dr Badat has been vice-chancellor since 2006 and was the university’s first black vice-chancellor. It is as yet unclear who will replace him. …

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