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UFS to proceed with appealing to Supreme Court of Appeal regarding new Language Policy
2016-09-29

The University of the Free State (UFS) has been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal against the High Court ruling setting aside the multilingual language policy adopted by Senate and Council in March 2016.

The university has asked the Supreme Court of Appeal for an expedited date for the hearing of the matter. The university had also asked the Constitutional Court for permission to bring its appeal directly to this court.

The Constitutional Court has, however, indicated that the appeal is not to be heard by the court 'at this stage'. The UFS is accordingly taking all the required steps for a hearing by the Supreme Court of Appeal first.

Further developments will be reported.

Related articles:
Judgement in the Supreme Court of Appeal about UFS Language Policy: 17 November 2016
Implications of new Language Policy for first-year students in 2017: 17 October 2016
UFS to proceed with appealing to Supreme Court of Appeal regarding new Language Policy: 29 September 2016
UFS to lodge application to appeal judgment about new Language Policy: 22 July 2016
High Court ruling about new UFS Language Policy: 21 July 2016
UFS Council approves a new Language Policy: 11 March 2016

 
Released by:
Lacea Loader (Director: Communication and Brand Management)
Telephone: +27 51 401 2584 | +27 83 645 2454
Email: news@ufs.ac.za | loaderl@ufs.ac.za
Fax: +27 51 444 6393

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