The Press Ombudsman orders The Daily Vox to apologise for UKZN plagiarism story

By BO Staff Writer The Press Ombudsman has ordered the online publication, The Daily Vox, to publicly retract and apologise to two academics who the publication falsely accused of plagiarism. On January 10, the Daily Vox published an article which claimed that University of KwaZulu Natal’s Deputy Vice Chancellor and head of Humanities, Professor Cheryl …

UKZN asks Daily Vox to apologize to Prof Potgieter

By BO Staff Writer The University of KwaZulu Natal wants a public apology and a retraction of an article written yesterday by the Daily Vox alleging that University of KwaZulu Natal’s Deputy Vice Chancellor and head of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter and a former colleague, Gregory Kamwendo, had plagiarised a paper. The article claims that …

Keeping UKZN white: New smear on Prof Potgieter

By BO Staff Writer Another smear campaign has been launched against the Deputy Vice Chancellor and head of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), Professor Cheryl Potgieter. This time, she is being accused of plagiarism. The campaign is driven by a journalist, Oliver Meth, who has questionable relationships with the anti-decolonisation forces at …

Professor Cheryl Potgieter stops censorship of film on apartheid death penalty

Featured Image: Professor Cheryl Potgieter Photo: ukzn.ac.za By BO Staff Writer The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has been hit by a controversy over the white manager of the festival who tried to censor a film about the apartheid death penalty from screening at the festival’s opening night. Sarah Dawson has resigned in apparent protest …