Within a very short period of time, the controversial Sport Science article drew
intense reaction from senior researchers and executive management at Stellenbosch
University, much more than protesting students have been able to evoke at
historically white South African universities. While scholars and leaders on campus
reacted quickly, it is doubtful whether any of the coloured1 women who participated
in the Sport Science study would have read the contentious article that appeared in
an international online journal.