Yet another case of Blackface at Stellenbosch University. The institution refuses to dismantle their racist structures. Enough is Enough.
Last year Stellenbosch University refused to discipline students who dressed in blackface, even though its own investigation found them guilty .
"Condoning racism with no visible action to change is a silent 'not welcome here' signal to black students" - Thabo Mophiring, Stellenbosch University alumnus.
Together we can demand that Stellenbosch follow the lead of the University of Pretoria and not only discipline the students involved, but enforce a compulsory programme for all students to confront racism.
 Another 'Blackface' case at Stellenbosch University, Tammy Petersen for News 24 February 5 2016
 Maties to harness hurtful incident for conciliation.
Dear Prof Leopoldt van Huyssteen (Acting Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University),
I, Thabo Mophiring a Stellenbosch alumnus, and the undersigned, are disgusted that Stellenbosch University has chosen yet another token response to racism and transformation. SU must follow the example of the University of Pretoria and discipline the three students who dressed in black face. If no action is taken to discipline these students, you will continue to send a message that you condone racism.
We demand more than your so called "conciliatory conversations". We want decisive action against racism. We don't want a commitment from the guilty students to only "participate in discussions". SU must follow Prof De la Rey's example and not only take disciplinary action, but put in place a compulsory programme at the start of 2015, so that all students are confronted with the realities of privilege and racism.
The programme you institute should make it clear to your university's students, staff and alumni that prejudice is unacceptable in a South Africa founded on human dignity, and should detail clear and unambiguous steps towards amending your student code of conduct to make such behaviour punishable by immediate expulsion.