The University of the Free State (UFS) decided to relocate Pres. Steyn's stature \u2013 which is currently located on the Kovsie campus \u2013 to the War Museum in Bloemfontein as part of \u201ca caring project\u201d but AfriForum Youth is not buying the gesture.\r\nAfriForum Youth says the relocation of Steyn\u2019s statue arouses the question whether Afrikaner students are still welcome on the UFS campus. AfriForum Youth is of the opinion that such a decision can worsen cultural polarisation on the campus.\r\nSteyn will now stand proud next to the Women\u2019s Monument. This is also where the president himself was laid to rest.\r\nAfriForum Youth concedes that the statue will receive \u201cthe necessary acknowledgement and respect that it deserves at its new location and is grateful for the preservation thereof, as well as that the wishes of the Steyn family were taken into consideration during the relocation process\u201d.\r\nBut, says AfriForum, the UFS used \u201cthe excuse\u201d that their decision to relocate the statue is motivated by an initiative by campus management to \u2018create a caring culture on campus where students need to care for each other\u2019s history and heritage\u2019. \u201cThe reality is however that the UFS is creating a precedent with this move and is most definitely not promoting mutual recognition and respect for different cultures, but is rather removing a specifically targeted heritage,\u201d says Ohann Fourie, AfriForum Youth\u2019s National Coordinator for Campus Structures.\r\n\u201cTo launch a project of caring for each other\u2019s history and heritage by removing a group of your students\u2019 heritage from the campus clearly contradicts the intention of such a project and arouses the question if the UFS then only cares about the heritage and history of certain students and not that of all the students,\u201d says Fourie.\r\nThe UFS management is attempting to make it clear that they want to highlight the university\u2019s citizenship that accompanies such a caring culture, but at the same time they are showing no insight for the alienation and exclusion that can be caused to a certain group of students when the heritage of these students is removed from campus.\r\n\u201cAfriForum Youth is extremely concerned that this project cares more about certain groups of students than others and can therefore cause division among students and will not teach the youth to still have respect for each other despite their differences,\u201d concludes Fourie.