ARTICLES RELATING TO REITZ

Nzimande tackles varsity transformation

2013-01-23 13:11

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has set up a transformation committee for universities which will review initiation practices, nearly five years after the controversial Reitz incident.

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 '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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Don't jail Reitz 4 - complainants

2010-07-28 22:03

The five University of the Free State workers humiliated in a student video in 2007, do not want the young men to go to prison, the Bloemfontein District Court has heard.

Reitz 4 found guilty

2010-07-27 16:58

The four former Free State University students known as the Reitz Four have been found guilty on a charge of crimen injuria by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

Reitz Four trial on hold

2010-07-27 12:10

The crimen injuria trial of the so-called Reitz Four has been delayed in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court for unknown reasons.

Reitz 4 seek postponement

2010-07-23 12:23

The four former UFS students who made a video of an initiation-type ceremony have asked the HRC for further particulars in their Equality Court case.

'R1m not enough for UFS women'

2010-07-05 12:43

The SA Human Rights Commission says R1m for each of the women who appeared in a video made by four former University of the Free State students is "just a drop in the ocean".

Reitz trial to start in July

2010-02-24 14:17

The Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court has postponed the crimen injuria case of four former University of the Free State students to July for trial.

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.

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.

Video: Reitz cleaners 'laughed'

2009-11-18 09:49

The cleaners in the controversial Reitz video were not offended when it was being made, and laughed when they saw it, the Reitz Four state in a submission.

Jansen: Reitz 4 might apologise

2009-11-13 18:12

The students involved in the Reitz race row will probably make a public apology before the end of this month, UFS rector Jonathan Jansen says.

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.

Malema supports Jansen

2009-10-29 14:04
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ANCYL leader Julius Malema has come out in full support of UFS rector Jonathan Jansen remaining in his position, saying "we cannot feed Jansen to the enemy".

Jansen criticism 'shocking'

2009-10-29 11:51

Kovsie Alumni is "shocked" by the criticism of University of the Free State (UFS) rector Jonathan Jansen since his inauguration, a spokesperson said.

Reitz discussion starts

2009-10-28 18:52

Renewed consultations over the controversial Reitz video has started at the University of the Free State after the university pardoned the students.

 

Reitz Four sentences reduced

2011-06-24 07:17
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The sentences of the so-called Reitz Four students have been reduced in the Bloemfontein High Court, it has been reported.

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.

Ombudsman dismisses Reitz complaint

2010-11-03 19:09

A complaint lodged against the City Press for calling the subject of a story relating to the Reitz Four a "right-wing group", has been dismissed by the Press Ombudsman.

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.

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.

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".

Reitz 4 sentence 'appropriate'

2010-07-30 21:26

The guilty verdict and sentencing of four former Free State University students, known as the Reitz Four, on crimen injuria charges, have been welcomed by the ANC.

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.

Reitz 4 wait to hear fate

2010-07-28 14:06

Four former University of Free State students face sentencing after they pleaded guilty to humiliating five housekeepers in a video depicting integration.

Reitz 4 plead guilty

2010-07-27 15:20

The four former Free State University students known as the Reitz Four have pleaded guilty to a charge of crimen injuria in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

Klofies prosecutor to tackle Reitz 4

2010-07-23 18:11

Senior State prosecutor Johan Kruger, who charged the Waterkloof four, will lead the prosecution in the crimen injuria trial of the Reitz four.

Reitz 4 to be served court papers

2010-07-06 20:55

The Equality Court in Bloemfontein is to serve papers on four former Free State University students who made a video in which five black workers were allegedly humiliated.

SAHRC goes to court over Reitz

2010-07-03 07:21

The SA Human Rights Commission has lodged papers with the Bloemfontein Equality Court seeking redress for four UFS workers who were humiliated in the Reitz video.

UFS workers want court action

2010-02-23 20:05

Five University of the Free State workers filmed in a racist student video are not interested in restorative justice, but want criminal proceedings to continue.

Reitz: Restorative justic underway

2010-01-23 13:11

A process of restorative justice, which could mean that the prosecution of the Reitz four students on charges of crimen injuria could be dropped, has started.

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.

Jansen: Malema extremely smart

2009-11-13 22:15

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is "extremely smart" and can "synthesis a fairly complex set of discussions", University of Free State rector Jonathan Jansen says.

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.

UFS 'not safe' for Reitz 4

2009-10-30 09:43

Students at the University of the Free State say the lives of two of the Reitz four could be in danger if they returned to the campus.

Malema late for Reitz talks

2009-10-29 12:12

ANCYL president Julius Malema arrived 20 minutes late for his meeting with UFS rector Jonathan Jansen over the decision to pardon the so-called Reitz four.

Malema, Jansen set to meet

2009-10-29 08:49

ANCYL leader Julius Malema is set to meet University of the Free State rector Jonathan Jansen to discuss his decision to pardon the so-called Reitz Four.

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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