JONATHAN JANSEN | One of the last right-wing bastions at Stellies went too far this time

It goes almost unnoticed, but the convocation at historically Afrikaans universities can turn into refuge for conservatives with an agenda

07 June 2023 - 20:49

If you live outside the forever anxious buzz of the Afrikaans media world, you might have missed a momentous change in the life of one of its most prestigious institutions, Stellenbosch University. The convocation, led for decades by a strong contingent of mainly angry white men, was voted out of power last week by its own members...

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