Stellenbosch University (SU) has so far identified three individuals linked to the planning of the “Anglo-Afrikaner Student” event at Stellenbosch University and the related posters that surfaced on the Stellenbosch campus on Tuesday.
SU’s Equality Unit (EU) is leading the investigation, supported by staff of the Student Discipline division.
The unit received multiple complaints and subsequently launched an investigation in accordance with the principles in the institution’s Policy on Unfair Discrimination.
The identified individuals are being interviewed, the university said.
Based on the investigation and statements by the students the EU will make recommendations on further steps to be taken.
Yesterday, rector and vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Wim de Villiers said: “Not only is the message of the posters totally unacceptable, it is also contrary to our institution’s values. There seems to be deliberate mischief-making involved, and if that should be the case, disciplinary steps will be taken.”