Daily Maverick: Open Stellenbosch: A university education in exclusion

31 Aug 2015 - 09:00

"The fact that it only occurred to Stellenbosch University's management 21 years into democracy that a plaque celebrating Hendrik Verwoerd should probably be taken down, is a strong outward indication of the strength of the institutional culture that continues to fester untreated within the Stellenbosch community. The Open Stellenbosch movement has engaged with students and heard the stories of their shared experiences with the culture of exclusion. It says it is absurd to talk about diversity, as envisioned by the Constitution and interpreted by the courts, as diversity of public institutions. What the Constitution envisions is diversity within public institutions."

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