Indecision halts Maties transformation meeting

Open Stellenbosch and university management have yet to agree on how and where to meet.

FILE: Management wants to engage with leadership of the movement in a roundtable discussion Picture: iWitness.

CAPE TOWN - Student movement Open Stellenbosch and Stellenbosch University management have yet to agree on how and where to meet to discuss issues around transformation.

Management wants to engage with leadership of the movement in a round table discussion, but the group is demanding an open public forum.

This comes amid allegations of widespread racism on campus, which was the subject of a documentary, _Luister, _featuring student accounts of victimisation.

A mass march at campus this week highlighted how tensions were rising at Stellenbosch University amid ongoing campaigning for radical transformation and change to the institution's language policy.

There have also been heated discussions in Parliament where university rector Wim de Villiers appeared before the Higher Education Committee.

There he declared management had been trying to fast-track transformation and shift its language policy away from a stated preference for teaching and learning in Afrikaans.

WATCH: Documentary on racism at Stellenbosch University.