UFS faces difficult moment

By Zubeida Jaffer

The UFS, its students and staff face a difficult moment. The tragic events on a rugby field have jammed them into a tight vice of anger that could destroy all progress. Each individual making up this collective will have to decide whether or not a small group of people schooled in apartheid thinking will hold the majority to ransom. They are trapped in the past and have chosen a discredited path. Turning the ship in a direction of greater fairness for all requires considerable effort from all on this campus, black and white, pink and blue. Only time will tell whether they will show the necessary heart and creativity to steer the UFS ship through these stormy waters to a place of fairness and peace.

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Zubeida Jaffer

Zubeida Jaffer is an award-winning South African journalist and author. She is based at the University of the Free State as Writer-in-Residence, tasked with reshaping the journalism curriculum. Her work has earned her numerous local and international awards. These include the Muslim Views Achiever Award as well as the Honor Medal for Distinguished Service to […]


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