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Political Correctness in Tertiary Education

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Leo Vaccaro University is not just all about textbooks, tutorials and lectures. It also involves experiential learning outside the classroom. A big part of that, especially in present times, is engagement with politics. If this is expressly something you’d like to avoid, then I’d recommend living on the Moon where …

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Not just another “Luister”

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Kate Middleton The 4th year Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) TV students were tasked with filming and producing a 24 minute film which is to be shown on the 14th of October. The team of Campbell Easton, Nikho Mageza and Jenna Lillie came together for the project with Easton pitching …

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Stellenbosch, Where is the Love?

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  By Leo Vaccaro Today, roughly 2400 students from Stellenbosch University will gather on the university’s campus to ‘spread the love’. The event is a response to the Luister documentary posted on YouTube on 20 August, which has gained a great deal of publicity and stirred an even larger amount …

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Luister – Exposing Stellenbosch University’s Racist Culture

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Leo Vaccaro On 20 August 2015, a documentary called Luister was released by the Contraband media which confronts the issue of the lives of students of colour who attend Stellenbosch University. In a series of interviews, students recount instances of racial prejudice that they continue to experience in the town of Stellenbosch, …

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