Racist Facebook group student expelled

A student linked to a racist Facebook group has been expelled from North West University (NWU)

By - November 24, 2008
Racist Facebook group student expelled

A student linked to a racist Facebook group has been expelled from North West University (NWU), a spokesperson said on Monday.

Louis Jacobs said a disciplinary hearing found the student guilty of impairing the university’s good name.

"The committee made a ruling that the student be expelled from the university, after which his legal representative lodged an appeal."

Seven students at the North West University faced disciplinary action over the racist group "ek laaik nie ‘n houtkop nie, sou what", which surfaced on the Facebook social network website recently.

The group’s members had posted racially abusive words and comments on the site. It also featured a photograph of a white man holding a gun while posing over the trophy of a young black boy lying on the ground.

Jacobs said the students, who were all registered at the Potchefstroom campus, were charged because their conduct was detrimental or could have been detrimental to the good name, order, discipline or performance of the university.

Six of them were found not guilty. Jacobs said the disciplinary committee could find no evidence which indicated that they actively associated themselves with the group.

Referring to the expulsion of the one student, Jacobs said the university had certain rights regarding its expectations of student conduct.

"The disciplinary committee has found that the conduct of this student was a transgression of these rights and that his actions were detrimental, or had the potential of being detrimental to the good name of the university," he said.

Facebook racist group – give your views

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Are you an ADSL or VDSL subscriber?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

The NPA advocate and the super cellphone spying machine

Big brother spying keyhole

Links to dubious “investigators” bug the new national director of public prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams.

Fake Zuma Facebook account warning

Zuma South Africa

The Presidency has warned people of a fake Facebook account purporting to be that of President Jacob Zuma

The death of online advertising

Apple logo

Apple is about to open a new front in the ongoing war against online advertising with the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9

Best uncapped 100Mbps fibre-to-the-home prices in South Africa

Fibre

Fibre-to-the-home prices are starting to fall in South Africa, with affordable uncapped products emerging.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X