A task team that is investigating the ties between University of Johannesburg and Ben Gurion University in Israel will present its findings to the UJ senate on Wednesday. Several academics, including several university vice chancellors, have signed a petition calling for the link between the two institutions to be severed, citing the deleterious effect of the Israeli occupation of Palestine on Palestinian's access to education. However, BGU responded angrily, denying the accusations that it was complicit in serving an "apartheid government system in Israel". Read more: Sapa, via News24
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