A newspaper ad offering student housing, but aimed at ‘non-affirmative action females’ has caused outrage at the University of the Free State. After conducting their own investigation students complained that white students were told there was plenty of accomodation available, while black students were informed that there was a long waiting list due to the accomodation being full.
The Afrikaans ad translates as “Safe student accommodation for non-affirmative action female Kovsie students in secure student houses. Walking distance from UFS campus”.
Yep..that still happens in some parts of SA.
“A newspaper advertisement targeting “non-affirmative action” female students at student houses in Bloemfontein will see the University of the Free State rector Jonathan Jansen complain to the South African Human Rights Commission today” [TimesLIVE]
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