Students disrupt unveiling proceedings

2011-02-04 16:01

Johannesburg - The University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus, revamped for over R450m, was opened by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Friday.

SRC members disrupted the ceremony to express unhappiness about a representative chosen to speak on their behalf during proceedings.

The students were threatened with removal from the venue as they continued disrupting speaker after speaker by singing struggle songs.

Motlanthe unveiled a plaque dedicated to the institution's future, alongside UJ vice chancellor professor Ihron Rensburg and UJ council chair, professor Roy Marcus.

Motlanthe described the former Vista campus, along Chris Hani Road opposite Orlando's Power Park, as a sign of the times.

"I believe it will attract students from all over South Africa and the world."

He commended the campus on how far it had come since the merger of Rand Afrikaans University and Technikon Witwatersrand in 2005.

  • cerberusr6 - 2011-02-04 16:15

    we need a serious attitude change in this country.

      Mizer - 2011-02-04 16:50

      i will start will commentators in these forums

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-04 16:18


      k1dbl4ck - 2011-02-04 16:29

      no.. monkeys.

  • Kaapie - 2011-02-04 16:26

    No respect for self, others, learning, educators and most probably parents...

  • WhoGivesAshi - 2011-02-04 16:29

    You try and help these darkies and they just throw it back in your face. Send them back to fields to go harvest the crops.

      Maki - 2011-02-04 16:47

      We do not need your help man. We are equal dammit. Students are just being students, or wait let me guess, you were never young and full of s**t?. If it were 20 white guys singing Delaray to disrupt Zille from speaking what would your response be? Nevermind , I know, - they were kids being kids. Damn your hypocracy and damn your racist remark. Love you Mr white man, love to your wife and children. May you have good health , so that you live long enough to realise that darkies are people too. Peace , Maki

      Mizer - 2011-02-04 16:48

      hahah..we are not gonna entertain you this time.have a good weekend

      RickRoss - 2011-02-04 16:55

      u such a racist! u need to be shot in the head u idiot.

      PureBlack - 2011-02-04 16:56

      @WhoGivesAshi you are a retard idiot. Your mind is so trapped into stupid race you can't even think. eintlik go to hang yourself with your shallow racist thinking.

      Paul_Kruger - 2011-02-04 17:38

      PureBlack Your days is getting darker and darker!! Enjoy what the white man gave to you!

  • briansmith702 - 2011-02-04 16:46

    Typical of our black students. I am surprised they did not burn it down like they usually do!!!

      RickRoss - 2011-02-04 16:57

      whatever brian, get a life, bet all white people do all day is wait something involving blacks n just condemn, this country will be urs again so live with it or go to australia, people like u dont deserve to live.

      RickRoss - 2011-02-04 17:03

      i meant to say WILL NEVER be urs!!

      Alan - 2011-02-04 17:17

      I agree. they will burn it soon. The DP was there so they didnt want hom burnt. Waiting for whit okes to be there. Disrectful bastards. Can they not respect people of Stature even black ones?

      GregandShaz - 2011-02-04 17:18

      It,s because its not for free...dumbasses And brainsmith it will be ours again after it,s run into the ground with nothing left and we,ll have to pick it up again like the settlers did and then you,ll want it back again

  • Paul_Kruger - 2011-02-04 17:45

    Its so hard to be dumb but yet this disadvantaged students makes it look easy!! What a joke

  • newsyman - 2011-02-04 18:38

    University of Johannesburg, the glorified high school. Who cares what they do there, they'll all be failures in life with an education like that, anyway!

  • Bluddy Agent - 2011-02-04 18:38

    So let me get this straight...they could not get consensus on their own representation so they disrupt others who have nothing to do with the decision in the first place. Wheres the logic and rationality in this scenario? Our future with this type of behaviour looks pretty bleak!

      LBS - 2011-02-05 12:09

      You are so right! Bloody Agents!!!!

  • lanciagarage - 2011-02-04 19:45

    @BrianSmith and whogivesashi. One of you is even too scared to give your name. It's racist bastards like you who give us whiteys a bad name. I bet you don't even know what the black students were upset about. Yip I agree with some of the other comments. Go to Australia or any other country who will put up with miserable wining racist idiots like you, we don't need your type anymore, you had your day!

  • Mundu - 2011-02-04 20:08

    I don't think people will be rushing from overseas to enroll in this worthless institution. - 2011-02-05 07:50

      Worthless institution? Um perhaps you should comment on the group of "black" students who feel it is important to disrupt people who they should be respecting for the freedom they now today dont understand.

  • vejazi - 2012-08-31 21:40

    student protested on the expulsion of their president by the university management for speaking up on student interest and fighting exploitation of students by white management who tend to be racist as well therefore these white morons should get their fact straight before they comment

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