NWU 'Sieg Heil' was not innocent, says education dept

North West University says its "Sieg Heil" was not intended to cause harm, but government says it "can only be characterised as unacceptable". Students at one of the campuses of the North West University performed the "Sieg Heil" salute during a supposed orientation ceremony. Government said it would not tolerate such "archaic" and "unconstitutional" practices that damage and indoctrinate young people into beliefs that "are not in the spirit of our democracy".(Mail & Guardian 26 February 2014)

Mail & Guardian
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Author: SAPA
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: 'Sieg Heil', North-West University, Unconstitutional, Democracy, Higher education, Transformation, Race relations