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What is ARNHE?

Anti-Racism Network in Higher Education (ARNHE).
The ARNHE is an organic structure that began operating in June 2008 in response to the events that happened at the Reitz Residence of the University of the Free State, South Africa, and overall challenges of racism in higher education institutions. Invitations to a colloquium to discuss the above were sent to colleagues at universities in Gauteng and elsewhere in the country.


One of the aims of the colloquium was to establish a network on anti-racism. At that point, no thought was given to who would drive the network and how it would operate. It was essentially meant to be an organic structure.

The colloquium, held at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), recommended that a second colloquium take place in October 2008 and its purpose was to draft a submission to the Ministerial Committee on Transformation, Social Cohesion and the Elimination of Discrimination in higher education institutions.

This colloquium took place at the University of Stellenbosch. On the release of the Ministerial Report a follow up colloquium was organised at the University of Cape Town in June 2009.

On the 24th March 2010 a colloquium was held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, hosted by the newly established Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism & Democracy (CANRAD). A resolution was taken to formalise ARHNE as a structure that will be able to drive the mission of the network. An Executive Committee was elected for a period of one year at which point an election will be held at the next opportune colloquium.

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