'Dr Dre' signs students' fake sick notes

2012-11-17 11:39

Johannesburg - Hundreds of University of Johannesburg students who bunked exams using fake sick notes have undergone disciplinary proceedings, according to a report on Saturday.

The Saturday Star reported that proceedings had been completed for 450 of the 520 students accused of bunking exams, and those found guilty could face expulsion.

They would also fail the relevant subject and would not be permitted to sit for the supplementary exams. They could also receive a "suspended expulsion", where they would be expelled if found guilty of a similar offence within a year.

The worst offenders could be banned from studying for a year.

It was believed that some students handed in sick notes which purported to be signed by Dr Dre and Wiz Khalifa - the names of American rap artists.

University spokesperson Herman Esterhuizen said: "We want to set an example for other institutions to follow on ethics procedures and transparency."

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-11-17 11:50

    the clever boys got too clever for their own good!

      graeme.schoonbee - 2012-11-17 12:56

      The 'clever boys" are a term used for the soccer playing students at WITS.. So close

  • SharonE - 2012-11-17 11:55

    I wish I could have gone to university. These youngsters do not appreciate the wonderful opportunity they have to really make something of their lives, in stead they make a mockery out of it. They don't deserve it.

      brigitte.bell.33 - 2012-11-17 12:44

      This is the irony of it all! I was supposedly an elite white girl...but I didn't go to varsity cos my parents couldn't afford it. I went to college, got a loan and worked for 4 yrs to pay it off. Where that is privileged I don't know. Now varsity seems to be a 'right'?

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 13:27

      It cost an arm and a leg to study at the university, Sharon. It's the tuition and you still have to buy prescribed books which cost of fortune and then your spoiled brat thank you with this. Sometimes I just say blessed are those who did not bear children.

      Heibrin - 2012-11-18 05:14

      The difference between a hand-out and working for something. And it starts by *giving* them a matric certificate for 30% effort!!

      art5SA - 2012-11-18 05:37

      brigitte.... Now days it is a FASION... not a necessity... Most don't make it to 2nd year anyway.... and VERY FEW to 3rd year..

      fussed.anderson - 2012-11-18 08:28

      The only thing that stopped me from varsity was high school

  • - 2012-11-17 11:56

    I could possibly sign for any student as 'Dr Muthimkulu Beer' and get away with it. In Africa, 'everyone' knows some muthi and hence qualifies to be given the title of 'Traditional Doctor'. Sangomas are dispensors of medication and judging from a recent case at the ConCourt over a fired sangoma, I also qualify! Though a board with my name could possibly scare customer like 'DR BEER'. I went to a farmer (white) in Rustenburg and he concocted some 'viagra' for me. That's my Doc right there.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 13:20

      Very funny, Teddy, give me some more.

  • siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 11:58

    Expel and ban them for life they don't belong to the university. Why did they not go to the real doctors. Who in their right-mind would believe such nonsense as Dr Dre or Dr Wiz Khalifa, what a loud of bull coming from a university under-graduate? I bet it is that stupid 'music' belted by those with such funny names who messed-up their non-thinking heads. Jeez!

      pmahlangu - 2012-11-19 15:42

      Ban them for life? Where's the learning then? You don't learn only through books in higher education you mess and make a lot of mistakes and there's time to turn things around without messing up your whole life. It's school!

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-11-17 12:01

    Send them to work on the mines. No education needed, plenty of vacancies, and earn more than the educated.

      joe.smit.549 - 2012-11-17 13:13

      The strikers earning R3 500.00pm. You really want to tell me, those were the actions of educated people?

  • duanh - 2012-11-17 12:04

    "Dr. Dre - I Need A Doctor"

  • duanh - 2012-11-17 12:05

    Dr. Dre - I Need a Doctor

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-17 12:06

    Is Dr Dre aware of this ? I mean maybe he can prescribe some drugs for them. idiots.

  • philas.ntuli - 2012-11-17 12:07

    Ha ha ha ha

  • chimzyn - 2012-11-17 12:12

    What a joke. These mofos just wanted to get expelled. come on, a sick note signed by Dr Dre and wizkhalifa? They might have had too much whoonga.

  • chimzyn - 2012-11-17 12:18

    DR Dre and wiz khalifa?\r\nMarikana has good vacancies for these mofos, they are just tired of studying.

  • reabetswe.mogotsi.1 - 2012-11-17 12:23

    the way this is so funny

  • reabetswe.mogotsi.1 - 2012-11-17 12:23

    the way this is so funny

  • sunith.varkey - 2012-11-17 12:27

    Good thing the lecturers and professors listen to rap, otherwise would have never picked this up ;)

  • brian.dlamini - 2012-11-17 12:27

    Afslaan boys got too arrogant and abused a sick note system that worked well for years.. Why did they hav to put Wiz and Dre?! On a serious note though Business management 3 and Logistics honours really fixed the silly problem by letting students write 2 out of 3 tests. Students get nervous, lazy or cold feet that's y they skip tests and take sicks. Every subject has 2 out of 3 it's jus that you need a sick note 2 write th 3rd test hence th abuse

      indianajohn - 2012-11-17 14:02

      "Students get nervous, lazy or cold feet that's y they skip tests and take sicks." Where the hell do you think we'd be if everyone who got nervous or lazy didn't do what was expected of them? ffs it gets more pathetic every day

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-17 15:00

      indianajohn, we would all end up in government...

      indianajohn - 2012-11-17 15:28

      lol! True.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-17 12:34

    Yes, and young people who really wan to study can't get into university because there is no place for them.

  • russellblack.cowan - 2012-11-17 12:37

    This story is so funny. Using american rappers names to get you outta class. Ey, only in SA.

  • ljmostert - 2012-11-17 12:42

    Students learning the trade of Corruption - the early days - UJ training them for civil service! BA Corruption (Majoring in Fraud)!! Wow!!!!!!

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 13:17

      I love your comment and I can't stop laughing. It's hilarious!!! Please give me more.

      sibusiso.mkoko - 2012-11-17 14:09

      Blame the \cANCer\. Lmao

  • lskosana3 - 2012-11-17 12:51

    Nt less dn 80%of students writting sick tests \bought\ them bt difference is dat da othrs bought them frm qualified drs so get ova it those hu r judging!

  • megan.choi.526 - 2012-11-17 13:06

    You idiots! Dr.Dre's dead!

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 13:15

      They were too stoned from a cocktail of whoonga, crack, mandrax and tick to even think about that. Man you pay a fortune at the university and the brat finds that funny.

      russellblack.cowan - 2012-11-17 13:16

      Nope, Dr Dre is alive and well and is apparently signing sick notes for students at UJ.

      russellblack.cowan - 2012-11-17 13:17

      Nope, Dr Dre is alive and well asnd is apparetly siging sick notes for students at UJ so thay can bunk exams.

      sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-17 13:44

      Dre is alive

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-17 15:02

      Dr Dre and Elvis run a fish-and chip in Lenasia... and do sick notes on the side.

  • karel.caslavsky - 2012-11-17 13:07

    You obviously bunked the classes that were intended to teach you how to write and spell

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-11-17 15:06

      Bunkers are in Zuma bunker

  • russellblack.cowan - 2012-11-17 13:25

    Why not use local artists like Dr Malinga to get outta exams.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 13:34

      They overlooked our string of doctors, e.g. Dr Mageu, Dr Shebeleza, Dr Victor, The Professor. Where is transformation here?

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-17 15:03

      siphom, they could not spell any of those names. Dre was all they could manage...

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 15:42

      Thank you, Squeegee.pilot. You have been quiet today and I missed your comments. I hope you been recharging and now you are ready.

  • Thembinkosi Ntlanganiso - 2012-11-17 13:27

    time wasters

  • henry.lubbe - 2012-11-17 13:55

    I think you would benefit from going back to school

  • teddy.molefe - 2012-11-17 13:55

    I'm sorry to say but if any of those students are law students(prospective lawyers)...kick them out of the system cause clearly they don't have any respect for the law

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-17 15:04

      Have you ever met a lawyer who does...?

  • Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-11-17 13:58

    What is Dr Dre? Is it a human being if not then what kind of specie it is?

      Willie Olivier - 2012-11-17 14:18


      Luyanda - 2012-11-17 15:34

      Dr. Dre is NOT a \WHAT\, it is WHO i.e André Young,the legendary Beat-Maker,Talent Scout,Entrepreneur,\Healer\ of down-and-out Artists,Motivational Rapper who produced music for artists like Snoop Doggy Dogg,Tupac Shakur,Eminem,50 Cent etc. etc.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-17 13:58

    There is always an underlying reason for these actions which must be seen as a symptom of a greater problem. They have not been given enough child grants which in turn has resulted in apathy and then the dead zuma miners Aurora & Marikana must have come as an even greater shock to their psyche's. The fact that nearly all their elder colleagues are going to end up in courts of law explaining how they frittered away Rbillions of NYDA and youth funding via Dichaba & On Point style tenders could only be even more devastating to the sweet cherubs The final last straw on the born free minds must be that they now have to lick 4500 NEC sets of toes for future child grants and attend secret anc-pf 'war vet' training.

  • joangemmell.budricks - 2012-11-17 14:07

    This is criminal,what about the student's that were turned away that wanted to study ?disgusting , surpose the cheats will whant to strike for being suspended ? I though students should be cleaver & dedicated to their studies, they are wasting The Parents & our Tax Money ,when they can't find employment they blame all except themselves ,what a waste ?

  • thabo.m.buck - 2012-11-17 14:11


  • BobM6389 - 2012-11-17 14:23

    Maybe I cant read but I fail to find any reference to RACE on the article. I cant understand where the comments above about race come from or is that the way we thing in S.A.

      BobM6389 - 2012-11-17 14:31

      That should be ......think in S.A.

  • Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-11-17 14:24

    Comrades, lets make up our minds on this Mangaung Confe. on who mst lead our party coz me im really confuse on who should be our Pres after the Conference as i rate Zuma and Motlhante very high. \r\nSo can i hear views on those who belong to the branches on who should we go with and im expecting a respond from ANC member only.

      thabo.m.buck - 2012-11-17 14:31


      Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-11-17 14:36

      thabo mfana dont ever try and spoil my weekend, ngicabanga ukuthi ungizwe kahle mangithi \ANC members only\. So please ngihloniphe baba.

      thabo.m.buck - 2012-11-17 14:43

      Dis article is not bwt cAnCer..

  • Dogmaticmad - 2012-11-17 14:38

    During the revolution they were urged to toi toi and burn each and every institution that resembles apartheid and what more. It is just that some don't realize that that era has passed and they continue with the doctrine engraved in their memory gland. The will never change even if effects themselves. Remember it is a Human Right - if one pass all pass the subject!!

  • zamani.myende - 2012-11-17 14:47


  • pmalungana - 2012-11-17 15:34

    Unfortunately for some students partying and dining at restaurants is more important than education. All these activities including dating working and business people deprive them of the opportunity to focus on their studies. They want to project a picture of people who can afford whilst they are still students. The unfortunate thing is that they can't stay beautiful for life, and ultimately they face a bleak future. They can't wait for he right time to come and can't take good advice. When they can't do their study timeously they look for alternatives such as the one in question. This is the result of moral decay. Is worse when our leaders also prey on these young girls , peppering them with tender monies

  • jimmy.kawa.1 - 2012-11-17 15:37

    and then they'll want to be given a free pass into their next year of study. fail them! lazy idiots.

  • Luyanda - 2012-11-17 15:39

    It would have been laughable if Not being this SAD. There are sooo many guys,including myself,who would have used the Time

  • brent.goldwyer - 2012-11-17 16:07

    And I bet you these Mo Fo's all have bursaries and all have an F in Woodwork

  • grace.kandetu - 2012-11-17 16:22

    This happens everywhere and is done by all types of students, cum laude students as well as those who barely pass the year. Students take any loop hole that presents itself. Universities should just tighten up their background check ups on sick notes. The fact that the students thought there was a possibility that they could get away with signing Dr Dre on a sick note means they knew that the chances of the being caught were smaller than them getting away with it.

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-11-17 16:58

    must have been studying political science. Pass them all, they'll make fine additions to the ranks of the anc.

  • Skhumbembe - 2012-11-17 20:09

    these r our future leaders I'm shocked with the volume of students involved. Its means this started way before UJ. while corruption is the order of the day in politics, criminals run rempage in society to top it all students dont want to study. All hope is not lost thou I see why HR in most private companies hv jacked up their recruiting and selection processes. I just wish all these would be professionals can learn a serious leason.

  • phiwo.gasa - 2012-11-17 22:22

    Is UJ still a varsity kodwa?

  • StreetRacer911 - 2012-11-17 22:31

    Pathetic how young people who are privileged enough to attend university throw away their opportunities

  • jayden.kock - 2012-11-18 00:56

    Who are the stupid ones if the students actually get away with it. Clearly the lecturers are retarded to let this slip. Who doesn't know who wiz is

  • rebecca.mangwane - 2012-11-18 03:00

    I thought SA's leaders r in UJ, de number of student been sick during exams is very high. They also need to find who give de student information on sick note while dey not sick

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-18 08:21

    This a root of fraud and corruption!

  • rory.n.price - 2012-11-18 09:41

    Our future leaders , how thick can you be

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-11-18 10:54

    They have taken places that should have been given to worthier students! Kathy

  • sminx.r.mandla - 2012-11-18 11:14

    Total ignorance from the person who's in charge for not verifying the accuracy of the sick notes!

  • logan.naidoo - 2012-11-18 13:04

    They might've gotten away with Dr Khumalo, but Dre???

  • Clerance Lephaka - 2012-11-18 13:45

    Its very bad indeed.