ARTICLES RELATING TO UFS

Sick magistrate delays student assault case

2014-07-29 14:05

The trial of two UFS students accused of assaulting and trying to run over a fellow student has been postponed because the magistrate is sick.

UFS faces civil action over racial attack

2014-03-02 12:10

The University of the Free State and two of its students face civil action following the alleged racial attack on a student, according to a report.

Two in court for UFS race attack

2014-02-21 07:20

Two University of the Free State students have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court for an alleged racist attack in which they drove over a student and assaulted him.

UFS private accommodation for ‘non-AA’ students

2014-01-20 14:23
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University of the Free State rector Jonathan Jansen 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.

Foreign student held in boot for 3 days

2013-06-24 11:00

A foreign exchange student who was kidnapped by robbers in Bloemfontein has been rescued after spending three freezing nights in the boot of a car.

Gist of talk completely ignored - Jansen

2013-04-08 17:07

Professor Jonathan Jansen says his talk devoted to extolling Nelson Mandela's leadership was completely ignored and reports of him saying he wishes Mandela would die are a complete misrepresentation.

Jansen 'ashamed of South Africa'

2013-01-21 09:38
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UFS rector Professor Jonathan Jansen has reportedly told first-year students to work hard, and that it is an "absolute disgrace" that pupils can pass matric with a mark of 30%.

Strange SMS after Kovsie goes missing

2012-11-16 08:37

The family of a missing Bloemfontein student is fearing the worst after receiving a strange SMS from his phone saying: “He died in peace.”

UJ closes late applications

2012-01-10 18:58

The University of Johannesburg has notified prospective students that no more late late applications will be accepted.

Face-off at Free State University

2011-08-17 22:53
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Police have had to intervene between students and protesters - believed to be mostly ANCYL members - bussed in to the University of the Free State.

BFN abuzz over Oprah's arrival

2011-06-24 08:13

Security is beefed up, lamp posts are lined with placards and a fan park is in place...all for Oprah.

Judgment reserved in Reitz Four appeal

2011-06-13 22:46

Judgment has been reserved by the Free State High Court in an appeal hearing by the four former University of the Free State students who humiliated five of its black workers.

Reitz 4 want R1m to talk

2011-02-27 19:51

The Reitz Four are truly sorry about humiliating five workers in a racist video and they are willing to talk about their experience – for a fee of R1m.

No place for 'arrogance in reconciliation'

2011-02-25 17:39

Reconciliation in South Africa cannot be approached with arrogance, says former chief justice Pius Langa.

Reitz Equality Court case settled

2011-02-21 10:22

The Equality Court matter between the "Reitz Four" students and the University of the Free State workers has reportedly been settled out of court.

Tutu gets honorary doctorate

2011-01-27 20:04

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of the Free State.

UFS launches Study-4-Free project

2011-01-25 22:40

Former students at the University of the Free State requiring only one or two modules to achieve a degree can complete their studies for free next year, the university says.

UFS registration on track

2011-01-13 08:12

The student registration process at the University of the Free State has been proceeding well, with online registrations for senior students, the university says.

Reitz 4 to appeal

2010-09-17 07:42

Four former UFS students known as the Reitz Four have filed a notice of appeal, saying their sentence was not in proportion to the crime committed.

Reitz 4 want to appeal

2010-08-16 07:53

The Reitz 4 have officially announced their application for leave to appeal their sentence for crimen injuria.

UFS gets interdict for sports matches

2010-08-06 22:24

The University of the Free State has obtained a court interdict to prevent disruptions of its intervarsity sports matches against the North West University.

Media ban after new UFS video

2010-08-03 15:14

The University of the Free State has decided to keep its mouth shut about the latest initiation video controversy – this time with white students as the alleged victims.

Cope welcomes Reitz judgment

2010-07-31 19:06

Cope welcomes the guilty verdict and sentencing of four former Free State University students, known as the Reitz Four, on crimen injuria charges.

UFS victims smile after verdict

2010-07-30 13:39

The complainants in the Reitz saga are smiling after four former students from the now non-existent UFS hostel received a fine of R20 000 each.

Document delays Reitz sentencing

2010-07-30 10:28

The sentencing of the Reitz four has been delayed after the magistrate said he had received a crucial document that the State and defence would have to discuss.

 

UFS students in court for racist assault

2014-05-20 13:24
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Two University of the Free State students accused of assault have appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court.

SAHRC to investigate racism at UFS

2014-02-22 14:30
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The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate a reported racist attack on black students at the University of Free State, it says.

Another alleged racist attack at UFS

2014-02-20 08:39

The University of the Free State is again making headlines with reports of a racist attack at its main campus.

English-only comments distorted - Jansen

2013-10-02 13:01
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UFS rector Professor Jonathan Jansen says his comments that English should be used as the medium of education, and that exclusively Afrikaans schools are a threat to race relations, were distorted.

Hijackers rape young student 5 times

2013-04-22 09:08
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A young student has been left traumatised after she was raped five times by hijackers who attacked her and a friend in Bloemfontein.

Leave Madiba to die in peace - Jansen

2013-04-08 07:56
223 comments

Respected academic Jonathan Jansen has reportedly told shocked students that he wished former president Nelson Mandela could be left alone to die in peace.

Fearless student braves fire to save man

2012-12-13 08:39

A Free State student who is also an athlete at his university has been described as fearless after he rushed into a burning truck wreck and saved the trapped and unconscious driver.

Funds raised for hungry students

2012-03-26 13:03

The University of the Free State has held an event to raise funds for a food bursary scheme for approximately 10% of its students who go without regular meals.

Jansen speaks out on state of education

2011-11-21 11:36

UFS rector Professor Jonathan Jansen says the government has an uncaring attitude towards its people, especially in education, and mediocrity is a big problem in the country.

Protesters 'burst in' to UFS campus

2011-08-17 15:01

An illegal protest has been staged in front of the main building at the University of the Free State’s Bloemfontein campus.

Oprah Winfrey fever hits BFN

2011-06-22 10:17

Talk show queen fever has hit Bloemfontein with Oprah Winfrey's visit to the city, but not even the Free State premiere will be able to meet her in person.

Oprah to receive degree in SA

2011-06-03 08:01

The University of the Free State has confirmed that world famous talk show queen Oprah Winfrey will be visiting the Kovsie campus.

Reitz 4 'forgiven and cleansed'

2011-02-26 07:08

Guests watched as the four former Reitz students publicly expressed a "deep regret" of their conduct and the harm it caused for the workers of the UFS.

Reitz 4, victims to reconcile

2011-02-21 22:25

A two day reconciliation programme is planned for the "Reitz Four" students and the UFS workers they humiliated in a video-taped initiation-type ceremony, the UFS says

Alleged racist attack on UFS campus

2011-02-15 22:20
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A University of the Free State student has opened a case of assault after he was allegedly involved in a “racially motivated” attack on the main campus in Bloemfontein.

UFS launches new brand

2011-01-27 16:02

The University of the Free State has launched its new brand, as part of efforts to change its image after a 2008 race row at the 108-year-old institution.

Tutu to get honorary UFS degree

2011-01-17 19:22

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will receive an honorary degree from the University of the Free State when he opens its International Institute for Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social Justice.

FF Plus unhappy with God removal

2011-01-12 21:16
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The removal of the word "God" in the slogan of the University of the Free State has been criticised by the Freedom Front Plus.

Reitz 4 granted leave to appeal

2010-08-31 13:28

The four former University of the Free State students known as the "Reitz Four" have been granted leave to appeal their sentence.

Sasco calls for Jansen's resignation

2010-08-11 20:01

The SA Students Congress has called for the immediate resignation of vice chancellor of the University of the Free State, Jonathan Jansen.

New UFS video ‘victims’ also punished

2010-08-05 09:26

The perpetrators and the victims of the latest UFS video scandal have been punished and made to do community service.

New UFS video draws anger

2010-08-03 14:51

Days after the sentencing of the Reitz 4, a storm has erupted over another initiation video made on the UFS campus – and the university has known for some time.

Ruling should end Reitz saga

2010-07-30 18:05

The sentencing of the "Reitz Four" students should be seen as the final chapter of the case, says the Freedom Front Plus.

R20 000 fine for Reitz Four

2010-07-30 10:43

The four former University of Free State students known as the "Reitz four" have been sentenced to a fine of R20 000 each or 12 months' imprisonment for crimen injuria.

UFS admission criteria racist - YCL

2010-07-28 17:09

The University of the Free State's new admission criteria is an attempt to exclude black students, the Young Communist League claims.

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