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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.
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.
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.
AfriForum Youth herewith officially declares a dispute with the Department of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, after Afrikaans as language of education has been
abolished at the Grootfontein Agricultural College in Middelburg in the Eastern Cape.
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.