Marizka Coetzer
4 minute read
17 May 2022
10:35 pm

Racism no wee problem at Stellenbosch, bigger than one incident, says professor

Marizka Coetzer

The professor said the university was also not welcoming to black students and staff.

A general view of Stellenbosch University on 12 June 2020 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images/Ashley Vlotman

A Stellenbosch University professor, who agreed to speak anonymously, said the incident was only the tip of the iceberg where racism issues at the institution were concerned. “It is not an isolated incident, either. The pathology of such humiliation manifests in many forms, blatant and hidden. There are many hidden incidents and many more covert, silent, inexpressible incidents,” the professor said. The institution has been the talk of the town since the weekend, after a video emerged on social media of student Theuns du Toit urinating on his fellow student Babalo Ndwayana’s laptop at Stellenbosch University. “What are you doing...