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Category Archives: Mediastatements

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Race trumps merit: AfriForum Youth starts study fund to help students

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 27 January, 2017

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AfriForum Youth founded a Maties alumni study fund in cooperation with Solidarity Helping Hand to allow current and future students of the University of Stellenbosch (US) to study with the help of alumni donations. Students who would be assisted by the fund will be selected on merits only.  

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Judgment in UP language policy case a huge blow

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 15 December, 2016

A blow to South African language rights – this is how the applicants AfriForum, AfriForum Youth and Solidarity have described the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling in their language case against the University of Pretoria (UP). The UP will phase out Afrikaans as medium of tuition as of 2017. The case was heard on 1 December 2016 and the court announced today that it rejects the application with costs.

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Racism rife at Tuks hostels

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 22 November, 2016

AfriForum learned on Monday, 21 November 2016 that a student of the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Taaibos Hostel had written racist and provocative remarks against white people on the outside of his hostel room door.

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UP let students down, says AfriForum Youth

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 07 October, 2016

AfriForum Youth demands the immediate resignation of Prof. Cheryl de la Rey, Rector of the University of Pretoria.

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AfriForum Youth lays charge against Tuks demonstrator after assault

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 28 September, 2016

AfriForum Youth Tuks laid a charge of assault at the South African Police Service (SAPS) after a member of this youth organisation was attacked during the election of the Student Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Pretoria (UP).

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AfriForum Youth hard at work in Potchefstroom

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 28 September, 2016

The AfriForum Youth branch at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Potchefstroom campus successfully completed three actions on this campus last week. 

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UP violates the rights of its students; AfriForum Youth intervenes

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 26 September, 2016

AfriForum Youth Tuks will over the next couple of days present self-defence training and information sessions to students of the University of Pretoria (UP). During these sessions, students will be informed about their rights when demonstrations take place on campus, while they will also learn how to protect themselves in danger situations. 

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AfriForum Youth condemns transport of students to Maties

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 26 September, 2016

AfriForum Youth made an urgent appeal to the management of the University of Stellenbosch (US) to immediately act against individuals that were transported to the campus per bus in order to protest yesterday.

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Open universities, deal with troublemakers

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 22 September, 2016

AfriForum Youth launched a petition today – University Management, let our students study in peace! – after several universities closed down their campuses due to violent protests over study fees.

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UP breaks undertaking to keep campus open

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 22 September, 2016

AfriForum Youth is of the opinion that the decision of the University of Pretoria (UP) to close down the university due to protests over study fees, is a breach of an undertaking by prof. Cheryl de la Rey, rector of UP.

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AfriForum Youth fights for better quality tertiary education at Tuks

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 13 September, 2016

AfriForum Youth and students supporting this organisation today launched a campaign on the main campus of the University of Pretoria (UP) to inform students of the University’s weakening stature as tertiary institution. As part of this campaign, worthless degrees were handed out to students.

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AfriForum Youth SRC candidature lawfully restored

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 12 September, 2016

The Student Court of Appeal of the University of Stellenbosch (US) on 9 September 2016 delivered verdict concerning the appeal of the eight AfriForum Youth candidates who are contesting the election of the Student Representative Council (SRC).

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AfriForum Youth delivers memorandum over Tuks student

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 09 September, 2016

AfriForum Youth yesterday delivered a memorandum to the management of the University of Pretoria (UP) in which the organisation demands the suspension of Luvuyo Menziwa, a UP student and member of the Student Council. This follows after Menziwa posted on Facebook that he wanted to kill white people with an AK-47 or a bazooka.

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Questions loom over Kovsies’ SRC election process

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements Uncategorized on 08 September, 2016

AfriForum Youth addressed a letter to the University of the Free State (UFS) in which they criticize and question the University’s defective and unlawful Student Representative Council (SRC) election procedures and rules. The youth organisation also condemns the UFS’s decision to postpone the election for the third time this year.

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AfriForum Youth offers Tuks students self-defence training

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 01 September, 2016

On Wednesday 31 August the AfriForum Youth branch of the University of Pretoria (UP) presented self-defence classes for students.

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AfriForum Youth to lay charge against SRC member who ‘wants to kill white people’

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 30 August, 2016

AfriForum Youth is busy preparing charges that will be laid at the South African Police Service (SAPS) against Luvuyo Menziwa, a student at the University of Pretoria (UP) and member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). This follows after Menziwa said in a post on Facebook that he wants to kill white people using an AK-47 or bazooka.

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SRC candidates appeal against student court order

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 26 August, 2016

Eight AfriForum Youth SRC candidates today filed an appeal against a decision of the student court of the University of Stellenbosch (US). The order directed that no student council elections may take place at the US until the university provided AfriForum’s candidates with reasons for their disqualification from the student council elections and until they had an opportunity to appeal against it.

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Old age home gains vegetable garden thanks to AfriForum Youth

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 22 August, 2016

The AfriForum Youth branch of the University of Pretoria (UP) this past weekend started a sustainable vegetable garden at the SAWF Susan Strijdom Home for impaired senior citizens in Colbyn in cooperation with the Psyche Society on the main campus of the University.

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High Court stops SRC election without AfriForum candidates

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements Uncategorized on 19 August, 2016

The Western Cape High Court just instructed that no student council election will be held at the University of Stellenbosch (US) before the University’s student court provides AfriForum’s candidates with reasons for their disqualification from the student council election and they are afforded the opportunity to appeal against it.

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AfriForum Youth approaches High Court after US excludes students from SRC elections

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 18 August, 2016

AfriForum Youth will bring an urgent application before the High Court in Cape Town tomorrow to compel the University of Stellenbosch (US) to reinstate the candidature of eight candidates for the Student Representative Council (SRC).

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Language uproar at UFS continues: Students complain about English instruction and are being victimised

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 17 August, 2016

AfriForum Youth received complaints from students out of various faculties of the University of the Free State (UFS) that classes which were originally available in Afrikaans, are increasingly only being presented in English. This follows despite the verdict of the high court on 21 July 2016 against the UFS’s newly accepted language policy – stipulating clearly that multilingual education must be promoted by the UFS – and despite the fact that the current language policy still caters for Afrikaans education.

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Rector of Maties assures AfriForum Youth of campus safety

by in Mediastatements on 27 January, 2016

The annual convocation meeting of the University of Stellenbosch (US), which takes place today, will progress peacefully according to Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-chancellor of the US. In a letter to AfriForum Youth dated 15 January 2016, Prof De Villiers gave the assurance that individual as well as general campus safety will prevail at the US during the meeting. 

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No place for Afrikaner heritage in so-called democracy

by in Mediastatements on 14 January, 2016

“It is clear that the EFF remains a radical ‘blacks only’ political party. Their actions prove to citizens that there is no place for Afrikaner heritage in this country,” said Ian Cameron, AfriForum Youth’s Spokesperson, after the EFF yesterday night painted various Church Street signs with red paint.

 

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ANC keeps 2, 8 million scholars from receiving university admission

by in Mediastatements on 07 January, 2016

The ANC Government has kept more than 2, 8 million scholars from receiving a university education in the past five years. This sum indicates the amount of learners who did not receive university admission.

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UFS and IEC keep language survey results secret

by in Mediastatements on 27 November, 2015

The University of the Free State (UFS) and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) confirmed with AfriForum that the results of the survey on language on the UFS’s campus will not be made public. The UFS’s explanation is that the data will first be processed before it can be submitted in this format to the Council.

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#ReformPUK’s leader shows his racism on Facebook

by in Hot Mediastatements on 04 November, 2015

The racism of the leadership of #ReformPUK is quite evident when you page through the Facebook comments of Tsholofelo Motlogeloa, its leader. In one of these, he writes: “I hate white people with [a] passion [and] they must fucken [sic] go [back] to Europe… [I’m] sorry God”. And in another: “I hate a white man, [I’m] sorry guys they [are] bad people”.

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Kovsie students take a stance against removal of statues

by in Mediastatements on 03 November, 2015

AfriForum Youth is delighted about the initiative taken by students at the University of the Free State (UFS) to retain the statues of former Presidents CR Swart and MT Steyn on this campus. Students yesterday hung posters around the statue of former President MT Steyn with the following message: “I fought against colonialism, why do you want to remove me?” The text which appears on the posters, was translated from Afrikaans.   

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AfriForum Youth lodges complaint against NWU vice chancellor

by in Hot Mediastatements on 15 October, 2015

AfriForum Youth yesterday lodged a formal complaint against prof. Dan Kgwadi, the vice chancellor of the North West University, for inciting public violence. This comes after Kgwadi encouraged hundreds of students at a public meeting of #ReformPIK on Tuesday to fight.

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Setback for Afrikaans at Maties

by in Hot Mediastatements on 01 October, 2015

AfriForum Youth took notice with great concern regarding the decision taken by the Council of the University of Stellenbosch (US) during its Board Meeting on 28 September to no longer protect Afrikaans as medium of instruction in the official language policy of the university and other documents.

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10 Point Prevention Plan for campuses

by in Hot Mediastatements on 07 September, 2015

AfriForum Youth today introduced a National Prevention Plan for campuses across South Africa. This, following the violence that prevailed at the Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch last week, as well as threats of similar acts of violence on other campuses in the country.

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Elsenburg students assaulted by protestors

by in Hot Mediastatements on 01 September, 2015

AfriForum Youth released a video today which shows students of the Elsenburg Agricultural College being assaulted with whips by protesting students and members of the EFF. The video also shows non-protesting students removing EFF members from the premises. The video was taken by a student this morning during the illegal and violent protest, which started yesterday, and sent to AfriForum Youth.

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Elsenburg a ticking time bomb; classes suspended after riot

by in Hot Mediastatements on 31 August, 2015

All classes at the Elsenburg Agricultural College have been suspended until further notice after students yet again disrupted classes. EFF members arrived in mini busses and deprived students of their right to education along with a group of students studying at the college.  

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Elsenburg students unite for Afrikaans

by in Hot Mediastatements on 19 August, 2015

Hundreds of students from Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute today held a protest during which a memorandum was handed to the Institute’s Management. This follows after the Management of the Institute recently failed to take a stand against students who deprived other students of their right to education in an unlawful manner. The students eventually obtained support from two external organisations, AfriForum Youth and Adam Tas Student Body, after they were at their wit’s end.

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AfriForum Youth demands immediate action from Elsenburg management

by in Hot Mediastatements on 13 August, 2015

AfriForum Youth today learned that a group of students once again held illegal demonstrations on the campus of Elsenburg Agricultural College. Classes were disrupted and students were deprived of their right to education. The main building of the college was stormed and students and personnel were threatened by the demonstrators. AfriForum Youth sent a final letter with demands to the management of the college.

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Department dishonest and uninformed about Grootfontein language policy

by in Hot Mediastatements on 11 August, 2015

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is dishonest and uninformed regarding the proposed language policy for the Grootfontein Agricultural College in Middelburg, Eastern Cape. 

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AfriForum Youth vigilant about decision at Elsenburg

by in Hot Mediastatements on 27 July, 2015

AfriForum Youth welcomes the decision that English will not be the only medium of instruction at Elsenburg Agricultural College as was announced earlier this week. That decision was overturned today during a meeting. Both Afrikaans and English were reintroduced as mediums of instruction. 

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Curro incident: Racially-obsessed politicians should not abuse children to create an illusion of racism

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 18 June, 2015

AfriForum Youth has accused the Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi, and other politicians and political parties that pass a school outing of the Curro school Roodeplaat off as racism, of abusing innocent children for the furthering of their own racially-obsessed agendas.

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AfriForum Youth did not celebrate Youth Day; started building a better future

by in Hot Mediastatements on 16 June, 2015

AfriForum Youth did not celebrate Youth Day with the rest of the South African youth today, but rather started creating a better future. The youth organisation launched its Groenbussieprojek (Green Bus Project) at the Voortrekker Monument through which they aim to raise R1 million by the end of this year to purchase an additional house for the Gracia Child and Youth Care Centre in Pretoria. 

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AfriForum Youth welcomes suspension of controversial UCT student

by in Hot Mediastatements on 09 June, 2015

AfriForum Jeug verwelkom die skorsing van Chumani Maxwele, die student verantwoordelik vir die #RhodesMustFall-veldtog by die Universiteit van Kaapstad (UK). Maxwele is geskors nadat hy rassistiese opmerkings teenoor ʼn dosent gemaak het.

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AfriForum Youth approaches Air Force for remembrance of Church Street bomb victims

by in Hot Mediastatements on 20 May, 2015

AfriForum Youth is in talks with the South African Air Force regarding the possible construction of a wall of remembrance for the 19 South Africans who lost their lives and the 217 who sustained injuries in the Church Street bomb of 20 May 1983.  

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#TuksSoWhite: AfriForum Youth grateful for investigation

by in Hot Mediastatements on 13 May, 2015

AfriForum Youth wants to thank the University of Pretoria (UP) for undertaking to investigate the South African Students Congress’ (Sasco) #TuksSoWhite campaign and take action if necessary.

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AfriForum Youth celebrates 90th anniversary of Afrikaans as an official language

by in Mediastatements on 08 May, 2015

AfriForum Youth celebrated the 90th anniversary of Afrikaans as an official language on seven university campuses by launching green balloons up in the air. Each campus simultaneously released 90 balloons to commemorate 8 May 1925, the date on Parlement declared Afrikaans an official language of South Africa. 

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AfriForum Youth supports removal of Wits SRC President after racist statements

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 30 April, 2015

AfriForum Youth supports the South African Union of Jewish Students in their demand to have the President of the SRC at Wits University, Mcebo Dlamini removed, following his racist statements on social media and other news platforms.

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Reregistration of AfriForum Youth Tuks denied due to Afrikaans application forms

by in Hot Mediastatements on 21 April, 2015

AfriForum Youth has given their legal team the instruction to investigate various legal options after the University of Pretoria (UP) denied the organisation’s application for the reregistration of AfriForum Youth Tuks on campus because their application forms, which was submitted to the Department of Student Affairs (DSA), were completed in Afrikaans.

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AfriForum Youth demands an apology from Pres Jacob Zuma

by in Hot Mediastatements on 16 April, 2015

AfriForum Youth held a protest action at the Union Buildings in Pretoria today as part of their #dankieJan Campaign. The campaign kicked off in Cape Town last week when a letter of demand was handed over to the Department of Arts and Culture. AfriForum Youth is of the opinion that Pres Jacob Zuma must be held accountable for his irresponsible statements that the problems in the country started with the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck. 

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AfriForum Youth strongly rejects racial hatred at Tuks

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 15 April, 2015

AfriForum Youth strongly rejects the racial hatred which is being spread by the South African Students Congress, SASCO, on the campus of the University of Pretoria and on Twitter with the hashtag #TuksSoWhite.

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AfriForum Youth requests protection of Afrikaner heritage

by in Hot Mediastatements on 09 April, 2015

AfriForum Youth handed a memorandum to Parliament today in which they demand protection for the heritage of the Afrikaner, as part of their campaign: #dankieJan. The memorandum has to be signed by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa. On their way to Parliament, the youth organisation stopped at several statues, including the one of Jan van Riebeeck, and hung signs of support around their necks.

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AfriForum Youth to subpoena Kovsies Rector

by in Hot Mediastatements on 23 March, 2015

AfriForum Youth has given their legal team instructions to go ahead with the compiling and serving of a subpoena against the Rector of the University of the Free State (UFS), Prof Jonathan Jansen and the UFS.

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AfriForum Youth demands action against arrogant ISC members

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 12 March, 2015

AfriForum Youth requested the Council of the North West University as well as Prof Dan Kgwadi, Vice-Chancellor, to take steps against members of the Institutional Student Council (ISC). 

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NWU Management has taken a knock

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 06 March, 2015

AfriForum Youth welcomed the reinstatement of Monica van Schalkwyk, Student Council Chairperson of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University to the Institutional Student Council.

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Two former Kovsies students claim R1 million from Rector

by in Hot Mediastatements on 05 March, 2015

The legal team of AfriForum Youth served a letter of demand on Professor Jonathan Jansen, Rector of the University of the Free State (UFS) in which Cobus Muller and Charl Blom, former students, claim compensation of R1 million from Prof Jansen and the UFS. The parties have been given two weeks to pay out the compensation.

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AfriForum Youth demands answers after suspension of Student Council Chairperson

by in Hot Mediastatements on 28 February, 2015

AfriForum Youth demands answers from Prof Dan Kgwadi, Vice Chancellor of the North-West University in Potchefstroom (NWU Puk), after it came to light that Monica van Schalkwyk, Student Council Chairperson at the NWU Puk was unjustly suspended from the Institutional Student Representative Council (ISRC).

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AfriForum Youth celebrates International Mother Language Day

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 21 February, 2015

At 17:00 this afternoon, AfriForum Youth will read their last word in their 48 hour Afrikaans reading marathon. The marathon of the youth organisation kicked off at 17:00 on Thursday at the Bieliemielie Festival in Reitz in the Free State in celebration of International Mother Language Day.

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AfriForum Youth Chairman chased out of meeting

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 13 February, 2015

The National Chairman of AfriForum Youth, Henk Maree was chased out of a meeting with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Student Council of the Grootfontein Agricultural College and other roleplayers. This, as members of the South African Student Congress (Sasco) said Maree was not welcome, as he represents a national youth organisation while only local youth leaders were apparently welcome.

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AfriForum Youth fights for Afrikaans at Grootfontein Agricultural College

by in Hot Mediastatements on 11 February, 2015

AfriForum Youth today declared a dispute with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, after it came to light that the Department wants to change the language policy of the Grootfontein Agricultural College in the Eastern Cape from 2016. The plan is to abolish Afrikaans and to change it to an English college. 

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AfriForum Youth condemns brutal attack on agricultural schoolboy

by in Hot Mediastatements on 06 February, 2015

AfriForum Youth strongly condemns the alleged incident at the Hoër Landbouskool Noord-Kaapland in which a matric boy was physically and psychologically mortified in a brutal manner.  The Youth Organisation offered free counselling to the boy and other learners who have been traumatised by the attack.

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Closed meeting with Deputy Minister about racial policies

by in Hot Mediastatements on 26 January, 2015

The national management of AfriForum Youth met with Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, last week to discuss the National Youth Policy that will be implemented in the next five years.

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NWU injury an isolated incident

by in Hot Mediastatements on 23 January, 2015

AfriForum Youth takes note of an incident on the Potchefstroom campus of the NWU in which a senior official was allegedly hurt in a scuffle with a group of first year students. AfriForum Youth is adamant that this should be seen as an isolated event and that the incident should not be blown out of proportion.

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Education Alliance predicts trouble for Universities

by in Hot Mediastatements on 22 January, 2015

The so-called Education Alliance, constituted by Dr Blade Nzimande, minister of higher education, this week confirmed their incompetence by suggesting that all registration and application fees should be scrapped at all universities. AfriForum Youth regrets this and believes the proposal will put universities in a weaker financial position. 

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Nzimande uses education for yet another political stunt

by in Hot Mediastatements on 20 January, 2015

AfriForum Youth said that the creation of an “Academic Alliance” by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, is yet another political stunt which merely serves as a smoke screen to justify one-sided policy directions. No minority group has been invited to participate in the discussions.

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AfriForum Youth condemns Angie Motshekga’s ill-considered statements

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 06 January, 2015

AfriForum Youth describes Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga’s statement, that Grade 11 learners who failed should be promoted to Grade 12, as untenable. The youth organisation is also of the view that the matric pass rate of 75,8 % is misleading.

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ANC Youth League in shambles

by in Hot Mediastatements on 25 November, 2014

AfriForum Youth welcomes the announcement that the national task team of the ANC Youth League has been dissolved by the ANC top management. AfriForum Youth says this was not a surprise, as the Youth League hasn’t been seen as a role player among South Africa’s youth for years.

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Blade fails to address safety issues at universities

by in Hot Mediastatements on 03 November, 2014

“Where is Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, and what is he going to do to prevent violence at universities?

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AfriForum Youth creates new channel for reporting of discrimination with new website

by in Hot Mediastatements on 27 October, 2014

AfriForum Youth today launched their brand new website which gives young people the platform to submit complaints about discrimination, racist incidents, the violation of human rights and language.

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AfriForum Youth sponsors two words on World Dictionary Day

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 16 October, 2014

AfriForum Youth today, which is internationally celebrated as Dictionary Day, sponsored the words “tradition” and “activism” in the Sponsor a Word Project of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT), translated as the Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language. 

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TUKS buries yet another tradition

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 22 September, 2014

The University of Pretoria decided to abolish the annual Pot & Pons student tradition, an initiative of TuksRag in collaboration with TuksRes, on Wednesday, 17 September.

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Taaibos students disappointed about UP’s handling of racism complaint

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 16 September, 2014

The Security Department of the University of Pretoria told witnesses of a racist incident at the Taaibos Residence that the video recordings of the security cameras at the gate, where the incident occurred, are too dark and that other cameras were out of order.

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Racist incident affronts white Tuks students; AfriForum Youth wants UP to take action

by in Hot Mediastatements on 15 September, 2014

Students of the Taaibos Residence at the University of Pretoria (UP) are distressed, after two unidentified black students from Kollege Tehuis made racist remarks and threats against white students at the gates of Taaibos on the evening of 4 September 2014.

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AfriForum wins student council election at Tuks!

by in Hot Mediastatements on 04 September, 2014

AfriForum Youth kicked dust in the eyes of other campus organisations after winning 50% of the seats on the Student Representative Council (SRC) in the election at the University of Pretoria (UP).

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AfriForum Youth demands action from Dr Nzimande and the SAHRC

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 27 August, 2014

AfriForum Youth demands a probe, action as well as the implementation of a plan from the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande as well as the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to ensure the safety of students at Medunsa. These demands come after the youth organisation received numerous complaints from Medunsa students. 

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AfriForum Youth launches #NoFace Selfie Competition against racial classification

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 25 August, 2014

AfriForum Youth today launched a competition, requesting students to share a selfie on the  Facebook and Twitter pages of the youth organisation, in which they’re hiding their faces, symbolising their objection to racial classification.  

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AfriForum Youth makes 10 000 litre difference and launches Bursary Fund Competition

by in Hot Mediastatements on 13 August, 2014

AfriForum Youth will be distributing 1 000 ten litre green buckets to less fortunate youths across the country today and tomorrow. Each bucket has been filled to the brim with stationery, non-perishable foods and toiletries. The Louis Botha Children’s Home in Pretoria received their donation from the Youth Organisation this afternoon.

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“Kill the Boer, Kill the Racist, Kill Afrikaans!”, states pamphlet at Puk Campus

by in Hot Mediastatements on 04 August, 2014

AfriForum Youth strongly condemns the pamphlet containing racist slogans that was distributed in bathrooms on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University (NWU). The pamphlet, which has an African liberation emblem similar to the one of Sasco, states the following: “Kill the Boer, Kill the Racist, Kill Afrikaans.”

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Transformation hearing bias

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 02 August, 2014

AfriForum Youth questions the transparency and credibility of the two day long hearing of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) which was hosted in Johannesburg this week.

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Continued existence of Tuks residences guaranteed – AfriForum Youth

by in Hot Mediastatements on 01 August, 2014

There will be no changes made to any Tuks residences without consulting with students and other roleplayers connected to residences.

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AfriForum Youth welcomes drug raid at Potchefstroom College of Agriculture

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 29 July, 2014

AfriForum Youth today welcomed the successful drug raid executed by the South African Police Service (SAPS) at the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture. This, after the Youth Organisation earlier this year submitted various complaints to the College, including drug dealing on the campus, but College Management denied it. 

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AfriForum Youth and students mourn death of residences

by in Hot Mediastatements on 28 July, 2014

AfriForum Youth and students of the University of Pretoria today mourned the death of residences and student life by leaving a coffin with 1 600 signatures of students with a Memorandum of students’ demands in front of the Roosmaryn Building, the offices of the Department of Student Affairs.

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Rudi Buys leaves Kovsies “pulpit”

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 24 July, 2014

AfriForum Youth welcomed the news that Rudi Buys will not stay on as Student Dean at the University of the Free State next year. The relationship of trust between Mr Buys and Kovsies students was in jeopardy from the beginning of the year, following the JBM Hertzog matter.

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AfriForum Youth reports Beeld to Press Ombudsman

by in Hot Mediastatements on 17 July, 2014

AfriForum Youth submitted a complaint against the Afrikaans daily newspaper, Beeld to the Press Ombudsman. This complaint arises from months of inaccurate and sensationalist reporting in the newspaper regarding student affairs on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University (NWU).

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End in sight for Tuks residences

by in Hot Mediastatements on 10 July, 2014

Residences at the University of Pretoria (UP) are to change into flats which will give accommodation for only first year students or just senior students. This announcement was communicated to house parents on 26 June, and the implementation thereof was postponed to 2015 after heavy objection from students.  

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Wessels Report a human rights violation

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 01 July, 2014

AfriForum Youth today expressed their concern regarding the gross discriminatory utterances contained in the Wessels Report of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University, which has leaked out. 

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AfriForum Youth expresses condolences re death of Prof Russel Botman

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 28 June, 2014

AfriForum Youth conveyed their sincere condolences to the loved-ones of Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch, who unexpectedly passed away. 

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AfriForum Youth requests information from NWU Puk campus

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 26 June, 2014

AfriForum Youth instructed its legal team to address a legal notice to the Council of the NWU-Puk in which they request that the report which was handed over to the minister, be made available to them. If the Council declines the request, AfriForum Youth will instruct its legal team to obtain the information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act

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Revised Admission Policy at Wits misleading

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 24 June, 2014

AfriForum Youth welcomes the deletion of the biographical questionnaire from the selection process for admission to medical studies at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) for 2015. The university revised its admission policy for all medical fields of study. 

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AfriForum Youth demands that Wessels report be rejected

by in Hot Mediastatements on 19 June, 2014

AfriForum Youth today instructed its legal team to send a letter to the Council of the North-West University, requesting the Council to reject the Wessels Report in its current format and to refuse to submit the report to the Minister of Higher Education. AfriForum Youth took the step after it became clear from information circulating in the media that the report does not comply with the stipulations of the Equality Act, coming to unfair, discriminatory and stereotyping conclusions. 

Opknapping van Witkruis-monument op Jeugdag.

AfriForum Youth boycotts Youth Day

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 16 June, 2014

The national executive of AfriForum Youth announced today that they will not celebrate Youth Day this year. “To boycott Youth Day is our way to indicate that we distance ourselves from a government that oppresses young people because of their inability to create opportunities,” the organisation said in a statement.

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AfriForum Youth guards healthy student traditions

by in Hot Mediastatements on 09 June, 2014

A march held by AfriForum Youth on Thursday, 15 May, prompted the Student Dean of the University of the Free State, Rudi Buys, to submit a written response to the organisation. AfriForum Youth has launched a campaign earlier this year to ensure that healthy student traditions, student life and residences survive at the UFS. 

AfriForum Youth welcomes no racial quotas at new KZN university

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 05 June, 2014

AfriForum Youth welcomes the announcement of KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Senzo Mchunu that no racial quotas would apply at the new medical university planned for Newcastle. 

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AfriForum Youth honours victims of Church Street bomb attack

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 20 May, 2014

AfriForum Youth laid wreaths and held a minute of silence today at Freedom Park to honour the 19 dead and more than 200 injured in the 1983 ANC terror attack on the people of Pretoria.

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AfriForum Youth and UFS students march for student interests

by in Hot Mediastatements on 15 May, 2014

AfriForum Youth at UFS and students held a march to promote healthy student traditions, student life and residences at the University of the Free State. During the march a petition with 1600 signatures and a cover letter were handed to Mr Rudi Buys, Student Dean.

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“Are you free?” asks AfriForum Youth Tuks

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 08 May, 2014

AfriForum Youth is challenging students with its new campaign “Are you free?” to consider the quality of the freedom they enjoy. A poll amongst students from diverse backgrounds on the main campus of the University of Pretoria revealed that most students were unaware of what we celebrated on 27 April, Freedom Day.

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Potchefstroom College of Agriculture wants to arrest AfriForum Youth chairperson

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 05 May, 2014

The Potchefstroom College of Agriculture has now gone to extremes to prevent information about the decline of the College from being revealed. In the latest incident they laid a charge of trespassing against AfriForum Youth’s National Chairperson, Henk Maree, with the South African Police Service. This comes after Maree visited the college two weeks ago to collect evidence on the decline of the College after months of correspondence between the two parties, and after the College had demanded that AfriForum Youth must prove where the problems at the college are, since the College denied allegations by students.

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Are students free? AfriForum Youth Tuks asks on the eve of Freedom Day

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 24 April, 2014

AfriForum Youth Tuks today launched a Freedom Campaign at the University of Pretoria by wearing signs hung around their necks challenging the Government on several aspects of freedom, as many young people feel that their freedom has been curbed.

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Proposals of International Research Team at NWU hinders multi-cultural approach

by in Hot Mediastatements on 17 April, 2014

According to AfriForum Youth, the findings and proposals made in the Evaluation Report of the International Research Team appointed to probe the North West University are short-sighted, and propose a step backwards for the University’s future and transformation process. The youth organisation is of the view that the international members of the team are not experienced enough in the unique South African context, and that they’ve made proposals which are not feasible and which will increase instability on the three North West University Campuses. 

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AfriForum Youth spreads Easter cheer at the Jacaranda Children’s Home

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 14 April, 2014

AfriForum Youth Tuks visited the Jacaranda Children’s Home in East Lynne, Pretoria to spread Easter cheer to the Home’s 250 children. This youth branch distributed 25 boxes of Easter eggs, clothing and toys.

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UFS denies non-suspended student graduation ceremony

by in Hot Mediastatements on 28 March, 2014

AfriForum Youth will give the necessary support to a University of the Free State (UFS) student, after the young man, who was involved in an alleged assault on the campus earlier this year, was informed via SMS that he is not welcome at his graduation ceremony next month.

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ANC plan for graduates will boost brain drain

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 18 March, 2014

The ANC’s plans to institute a service year for graduates after completion of their studies will only encourage young people to leave the country, AfriForum Youth said today.

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AfriForum Youth hands petition for student exemption of e-toll to Sanral

by in Hot Mediastatements on 13 March, 2014

Representatives of AfriForum Youth’s national management submitted documentation and petitions signed by over 2500 students during the past 30 days to Sanral Spokesperson Vusi Mona today. This came after AfriForum Youth had launched a campaign to have full-time students exempted from e-toll.

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AfriForum Youth demands apology from Memela over racist statements

by in Hot Mediastatements on 07 March, 2014

AfriForum Youth demands that columnist Sandile Memela apologises to all South Africans for racist remarks he had made in a blog on the website of the Mail and Guardian. In the blog Memela says that some whites buy guns for two reasons: to kill animals and black people.   Some white men, Memela says, do not even distinguish between the two.

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AfriForum Youth asks for proof of NYDA performance

by in Keep an eye on Mediastatements on 04 March, 2014

AfriForum Youth questioned statements made by President Jacob Zuma in his speech at the Presidential Indaba on Youth Jobs and Skills, and sent a letter to the NYDA to request proof of their involvement in the creation of the 420 000 jobs to which Zuma had referred.

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AfriForum Youth supports suspended House Committe

by in Hot Mediastatements on 03 March, 2014

AfriForum Youth has offered its support to members of the Karlien Female Residence at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. This comes after the House Committee was temporarily suspended, after charges – which are still unknown to them – were laid against them. The youth organisation is of the view that the University’s steps against the students are unreasonable.

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Nzimande intervention at Puk an onslaught on Afrikaans, aided by Beeld editor – AfriForum Youth

by in Hot Mediastatements on 25 February, 2014

AfriForum Youth regards the reaction of the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, on the so-called Puk incident as proof that the Minister is pushing a pre-conceived political agenda.

AfriForum Youth challenges UFS management to submit affirmative action appointments to SAHRC

by in Hot Mediastatements on 25 January, 2014

AfriForum Youth today challenged the UFS management and Prof Jonathan Jansen, rector of the University of the Free State (UFS), to report those appointed to the UFS in terms of affirmative action and students who were admitted to certain courses based on quota systems, to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

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AfriForum Youth saves rag procession

by in Hot Mediastatements on 10 January, 2014

The Tuks branch of AfriForum Youth assisted the Student Representative Council (SRC) in convincing the University of Pretoria (UP) to reinstate the rag procession.