Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
3 Feb 2021
1:29 pm

Ex-Stellenbosch student loses bid to have expulsion over Nazi posters overturned

Bernadette Wicks

The court has upheld Dean Dart's expulsion from the university, following his Nazi-youth styled posters calling for a meeting of the 'New Right'.

The image on the left is one of the posters by Dart and his co-accused, while the right shows the original Hitler Youth brigade poster it is based on.

A former Stellenbosch University student who wound up being expelled over a series of “Nazi-based” posters promoting a meeting of the “New Right", has lost his court bid to have the findings against him overturned. The posters appeared on campus in May 2017 and triggered widespread outcry from the university community. Two of them invited “Anglo-Afrikaner” students to a meeting of the "New Right" as well as to "fight for Stellenbosch” and were, as the court put it this week, “direct copies of Hitler Youth recruitment posters”. A third depicted a person falling from a helicopter accompanied by the words...