Rhoda Kadalie, Somadoda Fikeni on university initiation probe team

2014-03-13 14:01

A five-member team has been appointed to investigate initiation practices at the North West University.

The team would investigate the welcoming and introduction of first-year students on all three campuses, it said today.

The team included former SA Human Rights commissioner Dr Leon Wessels, and North West University human rights committee chairperson Rehana Rawat.

The other three are political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni, women’s rights activist Rhoda Kadalie and nuclear power expert Dr Bismark Tyobeka.

“The investigation team is expected to commence with their work shortly and must report back to council by May 22.”

NWU announced last week that vice-chancellor Theuns Eloff had stepped down, following an initiation incident involving a Nazi salute.

He was replaced by Professor Dan Kgwadi.

Eloff had on Friday told his staff and students that initiation practices were forbidden.

The institutional student representative council committed itself to creating an introduction programme aimed at establishing a healthy and welcoming student culture.

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