South African students face disciplining over Nazi-inspired posters

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May 11, 2017 16:46
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CAPE TOWN - Three South African students could be disciplined for placing Nazi-inspired posters at a university rocked by protests two years ago against teaching in Afrikaans, a language widely identified with apartheid.

The posters for an "Anglo-Afrikaner student" event at Stellenbosch University came at a time when several racist incidents have been reported across South Africa, bringing race relations in the country back into the spotlight.

The university said the images, which copied Nazi youth movement posters without their swastika flags, had "highly offensive references to Nazi propaganda and Neo-Nazism".

Under the motto "fight for Stellenbosch" in English and Afrikaans, one series showed a blond brown-shirted man and another a young woman with long blond braids. They appeared on Tuesday and were taken down on Wednesday.

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