How we can reach our students

2014-10-24 19:09

Jonathan Jansen wrote a piece about the extent to which the acknowledgement that an educator gives to their pupil, has an impact on that pupil. I agree, says Anneke Scheepers.

Sasco voices anger at UFS racism report

2014-02-25 14:44

The SA Students' Congress has expressed anger about an alleged racist attack on a black student at the University of Free State.

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

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.

Jansen: Schools should set 50% pass rate

2014-01-05 12:12

Government schools should set a 50% pass rate to get South Africa's education system on track, says UFS vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen.

English-only comments distorted - Jansen

2013-10-02 13:01

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.

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.

Leave Madiba to die in peace - Jansen

2013-04-08 07:56

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

Motlanthe most tantalising talking point

2012-12-20 22:00

As the ANC national conference in Mangaung ended, deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe's withdrawal from party leadership posts has remained the most tantalising talking point.

Tenders can help only a few - Jansen

2012-11-01 18:51

Government tenders and political friends can only help a few people to be successful, University of the Free State Rector Jonathan Jansen says.

Gain without education notion worrying: Jansen

2012-09-27 15:55

There is a worrying notion in South Africa that material prosperity can be achieved without an education, says Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen.

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.

UFS did not ban politics: Jansen

2011-08-30 21:31

Perceptions that the University of the Free State had banned political activity on its Bloemfontein campus is not true, says the rector.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Racial tension building in SA - Jansen

2010-10-03 23:03

Racial fault lines are starting to emerge all over the country, says UFS rector Professor Jonathan Jansen.

Racial tension at intervarsity

2010-08-08 08:55

Racial tension has been running high at the University of the Free State where a strong police presence was maintained during intervarsity.

UFS knew of second video

2010-08-02 22:05

A second initiation video has surfaced at the University of the Free State, this time with white students as the "victims".

UFS raises entrance requirements

2010-04-20 07:49

The University of the Free State in Bloemfontein will increase entrance requirements from 2011 in a bid to improve academic standards.

Malema is no clown - Jansen

2010-03-09 21:44

Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen has warned that it is a mistake to view ANCYL leader Julius Malema as a public clown.

Cosatu: Jansen must just go

2009-11-21 22:14

More than 300 Cosatu affiliates have marched though Bloemfontein and handed over a memorandum to the higher education department urging that UFS rector Jonathan Jansen be fired.

ANC: UFS council too white

2009-11-11 22:06

The ANC and its alliance partners have demanded the disbanding of the University of the Free State's council because there are too few black people on it.

Breakthrough for reconciliation

2009-10-29 22:28

ANCYL president Julius Malema and UFS rector Jonathan Jansen have agreed on a number of issues as the ANC says Malema's support of Jansen is not a deviation of the party's original position.


Jansen's term at UFS extended

2014-03-19 19:43

Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen's term has been extended for a further five years.

YCLSA: UFS must expel all racists

2014-02-21 09:02

The Young Communist League of SA has condemned a reported racist attack on a black student at the University of Free State and urged the institution to “expel all racists”.

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.

Matric pass rate released

2014-01-06 18:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that the class of 2013 received a pass rate of 78.2%.

Jansen wrong - FF Plus

2013-10-02 17:17

Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen is wrong if he pleads that all school education in South Africa should be in English, FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder says.

Presidency hits back at Jansen claim

2013-04-09 16:25

The presidency has hit back at Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen for claiming it had been lying about former president Nelson Mandela's health.

Mandela story distorted - Jansen

2013-04-08 10:19

Academic Jonathan Jansen has dismissed a report quoting him as saying he wished former president Nelson Mandela would die, saying he truly wishes Mandela would live forever.

Jansen 'ashamed of South Africa'

2013-01-21 09:38

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%.

Education crisis a threat to democracy - Jansen

2012-11-22 22:26

The country's democracy will implode within 10 years if the crisis in education is not immediately fixed, University of the Free State vice chancellor Prof Jonathan Jansen says.

Jansen: Govt can't deny education crisis

2012-10-03 07:40

Government can no longer deny there is a crisis in education when it only works for a small percentage of middle-class children, Jonathan Jansen says.

Sight overwhelms thought in SA: Jansen

2012-09-27 14:43

Professor Jonathan Jansen says South Africa's society can be mobilised on sentiment alone rather than critical thought.

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.

Face-off at Free State University

2011-08-17 22:53

Police have had to intervene between students and protesters - believed to be mostly ANCYL members - bussed in to the University of the Free State.

Oprah to visit SA campus

2011-06-02 13:20

The rector of the University of the Free State has tweeted that the talk show host is due to visit his campus this month.

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

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.

SA race relations 'not so bad'

2010-10-05 17:08

Despite a recent warning that South Africa's racial tension was like a volcano waiting to explode, a race relations researcher believes it may not be as bad as it seems.

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.

FF+ Youth calls for UFS race probe

2010-08-03 21:37

The FF Plus Youth has called for a probe into what it claimed is the University of the Free State's unequal treatment of black and white students.

ANCYL leader forced to apologise

2010-06-08 21:42

A top ANCYL official has admitted statements he made about UFS Professor Jonathan Jansen could have been interpreted as hate speech.

Armed robbers hit UFS campus

2010-03-19 09:00

A University of the Free State professor, a student and a technical assistant have been tied up and robbed in an office on the campus, police say.

2 of Reitz 4 stay away from UFS

2010-01-25 22:04

Two of the former "Reitz Four", who could have continued with their studies at the University of the Free State this year, have not registered or started attending classes.

UFS council chair replaced

2009-11-21 20:39

Free State High Court Judge Faan Hancke has been replaced as the chairperson of the Free State University council.

ANC now supports Jansen

2009-11-03 12:07

The ANC in the Free State has come out in support of the University of the Free State's transformation programme, as well as its rector, Jonathan Jansen.

Expel Jansen: ANCYL

2009-10-27 16:49

The ANC Youth League has called for the expulsion of University of the Free State vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen.

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