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In the Central Disciplinary Committee meeting held 10 December 2020 at 14h00 via Microsoft Teams, the CDC was unanimous in the finding that a student contravened the relevant provisions of the Disciplinary Code for Students of Stellenbosch University.

The evidence obtained during the initial investigation showed that the student worked with another student during the A1S2 assessment for the Auditing 378 module.

The student pleaded guilty to the allegations against him.

The CDC found the students guilty and the following sanction was imposed by the CDC panel:

  1. The student forfeits his marks for the Auditing 378 assessment.
  2. The student must write a letter of apology to his Auditing 378 lecturers within 7 days of the hearing.
  3. Publication of the academic misconduct and sanctions must be made on the Faculty's noticeboards, with the student's name redacted.
  4. The student receives a suspended suspension for a period of 12 months, on condition that the student is not found guilty of similar academic misconduct for the remainder of his studies at Stellenbosch University.

Signed on 17 December 2020 by MRH de Villiers, Chair of the CDC.

 

In the Central Disciplinary Committee meeting held 10 December 2020 at 14h00 via Microsoft Teams, the CDC was unanimous in the finding that a student contravened the relevant provisions of the Disciplinary Code for Students of Stellenbosch University.

The evidence obtained during the initial investigation showed that the student worked with another student during the A1S2 assessment for the Auditing 378 module.

The student pleaded guilty to the allegations against him.

The CDC found the student guilty and the following sanction was imposed by the CDC panel:

  1. The student forfeits his marks for the Auditing 378 assessment.
  2. The student must write a letter of apology to his Auditing 378 lecturers within 7 days of the hearing.
  3. Publication of the academic misconduct and sanctions must be made on the Faculty's noticeboards, with the student's name redacted.
  4. The student receives a suspended suspension for a period of 12 months, on condition that the student is not found guilty of similar academic misconduct for the remainder of his studies at Stellenbosch University. 
     

    Signed on 17 December 2020 by MRH de Villiers, Chair of the CDC.


In the Central Disciplinary Committee meeting held 10 December 2020 at 14h00 via Microsoft Teams, the CDC was unanimous in the finding that a student contravened the relevant provisions of the Disciplinary Code for Students of Stellenbosch University.

The allegation was that the student accessed unauthorised material - not that he used and/ or benefitted from accessing the unauthorised material. The logs and the lecturers' evidence shows on a balance of probabilities that the student accessed unauthorised material.

The CDC found the student guilty and the following sanction was imposed by the CDC panel:

  1. The student will receive a combined final written warning for both offences.
  2. The student must write a letter of apology to his Tax 399 and Auditing 378 lecturers within 7 days of the hearing.
  3. Publication of the academic misconduct and sanctions must be made on the Faculty's noticeboards, with the student's name redacted.
  4. A copy of the written warning including the identity of the student and explaining both the offences and sanctions, must be given to the Dean of the Faculty.
  5. The student receives a suspended suspension for a period of 12 months, on condition that the student is not found guilty of similar academic misconduct for the remainder of his studies at Stellenbosch University.

     Signed on 17 December 2020 by MRH de Villiers, Chair of the CDC.


The Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) on 07 December 2020, considered an allegation that two students:

worked together during three assessments despite being aware that such conduct was not permitted in a test.

The misconduct is in contravention of rule 10.1 of the Disciplinary Code for Students of Stellenbosch University.

The two students denied the misconduct during an enquiry before the Central Disciplinary Committee (“the CDC") which was held in terms of paragraph 37 of the Code.

The CDC found the students guilty and the following sanction was imposed by the CDC panel:

1.      The students are effectively suspended from the SU for the year 2021.

2.      The students may return to the SU in the year 2022. Upon return, the students will be suspended from the SU for one year. This sanction will be suspended on condition that they are not found guilty of similar misconduct for the duration of academic studies at SU.

3.      The students must write a letter of apology to the lecturers.

4.      The outcome of the proceedings must be published on the faculty digital notice boards with the students' names redacted.

Signed by F Van Rooi, Head: Student Discipline


During a Microsoft Teams meeting on 1 December 2020, the Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) considered an allegation that a student has committed misconduct.

The student entered a guilty plea during an enquiry before the CDC.

The following sanctions were imposed by the CDC panel:

  • The student forfeits the marks of his September 2020 Take Home Test for Auditing 378.
  • The student must submit a written apology to his lecturer within seven (7) days of receiving the written reasons/condensed record.
  • The sanction must be published on the digital notice board of the faculty – the student's name must be redacted.
  • The student receives a suspended suspension of twelve (12) months on condition that he is not found guilty of similar misconduct for the remainder of his studies.

Signed by CDC Chairperson WJ Perold on 2 December 2020.

 

During a Microsoft Teams meeting on 1 December 2020, the Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) considered an allegation that a student has committed misconduct.

The student entered a guilty plea during an enquiry before the CDC.

The following sanctions were imposed by the CDC panel:

  • The student forfeits the marks of her September 2020 Take Home Test for Auditing 378.
  • The student must submit a written apology to her lecturer within seven (7) days of receiving the written reasons/condensed record.
  • The sanction must be published on the digital notice board of the faculty – the student's name must be redacted.
  • The student receives a suspended suspension of twelve (12) months on condition that she is not found guilty of similar misconduct for the remainder of her studies.

Signed by CDC Chairperson WJ Perold on 2 December 2020.


During a Microsoft Teams meeting on 27 November 2020, the Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) considered an allegation that a student:

  • had additional aid in completing an assessment in contrast to the remainder of the class.

The student admitted the misconduct during an enquiry before the CDC.

The following sanctions were imposed by the CDC panel:

  • The student forfeits the marks of the student's A1S2 Assessment.
  • The student must submit a written apology to the lecturer within seven (7) days of receiving the written reasons/condensed record.
  • The sanction must be published on the digital notice board of the Faculty with the student's name redacted.
  • The student receives a suspended suspension of twelve (12) months on condition that the student is not found guilty of similar misconduct for the remainder of the student's studies.

Signed by CDC Chairperson WJ Perold on 1 December 2020.


During a Microsoft Teams meeting on 16 November 2020, the Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) considered an allegation that a student had committed misconduct.

The student was found guilty of academic misconduct in respect of the assessment for the Taxation 298 module, by violating the Open Book Policy by referring to and using unauthorised class notes.

The following sanctions were imposed by the CDC panel:

  • The student receives a suspended suspension for 12 months.
  • A written apology to be sent to the lecturer by the 26/11/2020
  • The student forfeits the marks for the particular question in the Taxation 298 assessment.
  • A notice of the misconduct and the sanction will be published on the Faculty's electronic notice board with the student's name being withheld.

Signed by CDC Chairperson JADW Strauss on 20 November 2020.