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JONATHAN JANSEN | How the rumour mill can grind a fragile varsity to destruction

These institutions are the ideal breeding ground for lies and rumours that work deliberately to destabilise the status quo

18 May 2022 - 19:31

Last week I was the victim of an email dump. Loads of documents, claiming rampant corruption at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), landed on my electronic desk courtesy of one “Mark Milton”. Having studied university corruption intensely over the past five years for a forthcoming book, I have learnt something about the methods deployed in campus politics to destroy a fragile university. The most common method is the malicious rumour...

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