Stellenbosch University postpones exams by a week

Stellenbosch University Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching Professor Deresh Ramjugernath has declared exams will be postponed by a week.

As per new guidelines, students are now supposed to sit for their semester exams on May 30. Before that, they were supposed to sit for their exams on Monday. 

The break will start on July 4. However, as per Ramjugernath, this will not impact the start of the second semester on July 18. 

According to Ramjugernath, the University took into account the “mental health and emotional state of our students” after an alleged racist incident and rape on campus this week.

Stellenbosch University states that it has expedited the investigation into Theuns du Toit and the urination incident, but it must still obey proper processes.

Du Toit was suspended on Monday following a video taken by fellow student Babalo Ndwayana early Sunday morning at Huis Marais student residence. 

According to Ndwayana, when he woke up, he felt someone was in his room and started filming Du Toit urinating at a corner desk where he kept study material. 

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila has confirmed that the Stellenbosch University student arrested on Thursday morning made a brief appearance in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court.

He is charged with two counts of rape.

The court is all set for his bail at R1 000 with conditions that he must not be in conduct with the complaint. His case was delayed until June 29 2022, for further investigation.

The Student Representative Council of Stellenbosch University has issued a statement regarding an alleged rape at the university that has been arrested from his residence.

The statement also reads: The SRC is hated that our University is yet again faced with an incident of Gender-Based Violence. 

However, another scandal rocked Stellenbosch University after a first-year student was arrested in connection with the rape of a fellow student on Wednesday.

According to ANCYL, black people are treated as pit toilets. 

A memo calls for an inquiry into racism.