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Retraction and apology

Report entitled ‘Rhodes fails in R250k bid to stop expelled student in her tracks’ was incorrect

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A Times Select article published on January 10, “Rhodes fails in R250k bid to stop expelled student in her tracks”, incorrectly conflated two cases of litigation between Rhodes University and two of its former students, Ms Yolanda Dyantyi and Ms Yolanda Zulu.

Ms Dyantyi is a former student who was, pursuant to a disciplinary inquiry, excluded from Rhodes University for, among other things, the kidnapping of students of the university, the assault of a student of the University; engaging in conduct that was offensive and defamatory of a student of the University and gross insubordination towards senior members of staff. Ms Dyantyi subsequently brought an application to review certain decisions concerning her exclusion.

In the article, reference is made to the unfinalised litigation between Ms Dyantyi and Rhodes University and, furthermore, that Rhodes University allegedly failed in an attempt to have Ms Dyantyi’s review application stayed pending the provision of security by Ms Dyantyi in the amount of R250,000. This is factually incorrect and has been misreported in the article. Rhodes University has not made any such application to stay proceedings against Ms Dyantyi...

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