Tense situation at Stellies as student slaps EFF poster on statue

2016-03-03 14:52
Video

'A lot of students are living in shacks,' says developer

2016-02-22 15:06

Student accommodation developer John Schooling says that protests over accommodation at universities have been "a long time coming." In response to the shack Rhodes Must Fall members erected on Jammie Plaza at the University of Cape Town Schooling said, "The shortfall for student accommodation has been coming for quite some time." He views the shack as correct and symbolically powerful. "I thought it was actually a touch of genius," says Schooling. His company, STAG African, develops student housing on campus. The developer has worked on sites at the University of Fort Hare, Walter Sisulu University and the University of Stellenbosch.WATCH

Cape Town – The situation at Stellenbosch University appeared to heat up on Thursday when a student aligned to the EFF slapped a poster onto a statue of Jan Marais.

Video clips on social media showed black and white students shouting at each other while police tried to keep them apart.

A group of students demanded to give a memorandum of grievances to the university’s vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers, Eyewitness News tweeted.

A statue was erected for Marais after he donated £100 000 in 1918 to allow the institution to go from Victoria College to Stellenbosch University.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.