Ceremony and dialogue on reconciliation will bring closure to the Reitz incident
2011-02-08

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), in partnership with the University of the Free State (UFS), is hosting a seminar on reconciliation on the morning of Friday, 25 February 2011, followed by a reconciliation ceremony in Bloemfontein the same evening.

The seminar and reconciliation ceremony are a culmination of the out-of-court settlement of an equality court action brought in by the SAHRC against the four former students and the UFS. The students produced a video depicting people in undignified and dehumanizing ways, and which video surfaced in the public domain in February 2008.
 
The Commission has tabled a list of demands that the respondents had to meet if the case were to be settled out of court and these demands were met to the satisfaction of all parties. 
 
The reconciliation seminar and ceremony are part of the out-of-court settlement conditions of the case and will mark the closure and final settlement of the equality court case.


Media Release
21 February 2011
Issued by: Lacea Loader
Director: Strategic Communication (actg)
Tel: 051 401 2584
Cell: 083 645 2454
E-mail: news@ufs.ac.za


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Postgraduate:
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Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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