I have been appalled by the dreadful acts recently inflicted on foreign nationals in our country. Let me insist, again, that the University of Johannesburg has no tolerance whatsoever for violence and discrimination against our fellow Africans. Violence is rarely an appropriate response to problems real or imagined: there is little in it that is progressive, transformative or empowering. Discrimination demeans both victim and perpetrator, and I urge everyone who is part of the UJ community to be vigilant in resisting any comments or action that fuels hatred towards our African brothers and sisters.
On a more positive note: the Department of Accountancy at UJ is justifiably proud of its consistent record of excellence in producing our country’s best chartered accountants, and equally so, of its proud record of producing as many as a quarter of all Black chartered accountants.