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sahrc thumb medium90 90ANA reports that an employee at the University of SA (Unisa) on Tuesday told the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that her director bullied her, made her run her personal errands during office hours and also shouted at her about where she bought cake.  

Masello Moekoa, administrative assistant to the director of academic planning accreditation and registration, Alice Mkuzangwe, was making her written submissions to an investigation panel.  This was part of the final leg of the hearing that commenced on 20 February, following a request from Unisa’s vice chancellor to investigate allegations of unfair discrimination, racism, sexism, and harassment at the Unisa College of Law.  Moekoa described Mkuzangwe as a heartless bully who made unreasonable demands and created difficult working conditions for her subordinates.  In her defence, Mkuzangwe has accused the executive director in academic planning at Unisa, Professor Peter Havenga, of making the working environment intolerable for black women in his department.  Moekoa dismissed Mkuzangwe's claims and said this was an attempt to cover her misconduct.

  • Read this report by Brenda Masilela in full at IOL News
  • Read too, ‘Inhumane’ treatment by Unisa boss laid bare, at SowetanLive

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