Today, we have seen anti-Semitic graffiti painted in a building at Wits University. Only 2 weeks have passed since one of our students was verbally accosted with anti-Semitic remarks on Wits main campus.
SAUJS unequivocally condemns the anti-Semitism that is being demonstrated on campus. There can be no justification for such hateful, ignorant and offensive acts.
SAUJS has been in contact with the office of the Dean of Students to ensure that the graffiti be removed and to find those responsible.
SAUJS maintains that every student on campus should be free from intimidation, regardless of their race, religion, gender or self-identification. Jewish students are no exception. We call on the University (Wits - University of the Witwatersrand) and the Wits Student Representative Council (Wits SRC) to condemn this blatant Anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms.
We will continue to work for the rights of our students across the country.
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