04 May 2015
The University of Stellenbosch
has temporarily relieved a nuclear physics lecturer after he sent a racist sms
to a black student.
The Sociology student and member
of the activist group Open Stellenbosch, Sikhulekile Duma laid a racism
compliant after the student last Saturday received a racist text written in
The university will now
conduct an investigation into the matter concerning Dr Anton Stander.
Spokesperson for the
University of Stellenbosch Martin Viljoen said the University views the matter
in a very serious light as any such remarks or acts of behaviour are
unacceptable and not in line with the University’s values.
Viljoen said the necessary
steps in line with the University’s formal disciplinary procedures have been
initiated and the matter will be handled decisively and fairly. A committee of
preliminary investigations will now investigate the allegations and the
University will act in a accordance with the committee’s findings.
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