Rector lodges complaint over ‘non-AA’ students ad

2014-01-20 15:47

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Jonathan Jansen, University of the Free State rector, will send a complaint to the SA Human Rights Commission about a newspaper advertisement looking for “non-affirmative action” female students in need of accommodation.

The ad is for private accommodation near the university, reported The Times.

Jansen said an investigation revealed that the accommodation was open to white students but not their black counterparts.

An attempt by the newspaper to contact the person responsible for the ad was unsuccessful.

Only 20% of students live at university residences.

Earlier this month, City Press put South Africa’s rental agents and landlords in major centres to the test after reporter Sipho Masondo was told he couldn’t rent a house in Pretoria because he was ’non-white’.

Twenty years after democracy, the results from some areas were shocking.

Read: Rental racism: ‘No non-whites in my house’

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