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28 April 2017 18:06 (South Africa)

Task team to advise UJ on relations with Israeli university

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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