University cracks down over Nazi salute

North West University will introduce a compulsory human rights course for all students and has banned all initiation rituals on its campuses, writes Tebogo Monama for the Pretoria News.

This follows findings from an independent task team set up by Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande to investigate transformation at the institution. The task team was set up to investigate a Nazi-style salute first-year students made during initiation in February at the Potchefstroom campus.

After handing over the report to Nzimande last Thursday Itumeleng Pooe, deputy chair of the university council, said the report would not be made public after the university was threatened with legal action by Afriforum Youth. The organisation threatened to take North West University to the Equality Court because it had a problem with leaked parts of the report, which said there were “too many white Afrikaners at the institution”.
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