Burning of the UKZN Howard College Law Library

Dear Colleagues

The burning of the UKZN Howard College Law Library (and so many others in our country) so upsetting. Please read one of many articles/see photos at http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/pics-fires-tear-gas-rubber-bullets-at-ukzn-2065269 Please think of Mrs Joyce Myeza (Campus Librarian, and former HELIG Chair (2012-2014) and HELIG Additional Member (2014-2016)) and colleagues in this difficult and challenging times, and we wish for solutions to be found to address the anger and other issues faced in this country of ours, in terms of higher education and more … When this kind of thing happens, life’s are put in danger. We pray for the safety and emotional well-being of our colleagues, and please offer your help where needed.

In the literature, I found the following to try and make sense:

Burning libraries for the people/Peter Lor

Why South Africans burn libraries

These cowardly acts by a selected few are strongly condemned and unacceptable.

Kind regards


LIASA Exco Convener ICT Development (2014-2016)
LIASA HELIG Chair (2014-2016)