The trio accused of racism and promoting a discriminatory ideology have been found guilty of contravening the Stellenbosch University disciplinary code.
The University released a media statement in which it stated that the Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) of the University found that the students contravened clauses 9.3 and 9.6 of the Student Disciplinary Code.
As punishment the students have to complete 100 hours of community service, 60 of which must be completed by the end of the 2017 academic year.
According to one of the accused, the committee found that the term “Anglo-Afrikaner” was racist but not discriminatory. The term is exclusive but does not espouse hatred.
The clauses state that students should not act in racist or discriminatory ways and that they should not attempt to disrupt the maintenance of the University.
Additionally, they must submit a so-called restorative assignment on how to constructively engage on campus and address different narratives. The final version of this assignment must be submitted by February 2018.
If any of the students fail to comply with any of the requirements, they will be immediately expelled. – Dalaine Krige