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/ 24 April 2008

UJ has new plan to counter ‘racist’ attacks

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will deploy a new security plan after a number of alleged racist attacks on campus in the last week, university management said on Thursday. Last week, local South African Students Congress chairperson Xolani Mkhwemnte said there had been an outbreak of ”racially motivated incidents” on the Kingsway campus.

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/ 26 March 2008

Have we become too grand?

Remember the days when, as inaugural transport minister, Mac Maharaj insisted that he would continue to drive his beat-up old Jetta? It struck a chord, for it spoke of a government that would live comfortably yet simply. Those days died quickly as the new democrats dusted off old protocol books designed for a venal order.

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/ 15 October 2007

University of Jo’burg to tighten security

The University of Johannesburg is to tighten security on all four of its campuses, management said on Monday. Vice-chancellor Ihron Rensburg said a group of sixty students disrupted a test that was in progress at the Doornfontein campus in the morning. ”We will not tolerate that sort of misconduct. They signed an agreement not to disrupt classes.”

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/ 14 October 2007

University fee talks fail to end protests

Students of the University of Johannesburg are set to continue their protests over fee increases, the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC) said on Saturday. ”Protests will continue. We want 0% increment … during the meeting the management negotiating team resorted to an all-or-nothing approach,” said the SRC president.