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My Reasons for the #RhodesMustFall Protest at Graduation

“Does she mean ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ like the statue must go or is it like a ‘destroy this university’ thing?” This is what I overheard as the tide of the crowd exited the main theatre of the 1820 Settlers’ National Monument after a 2017 graduation ceremony at the University currently known as Rhodes (UCKAR). This [...]

Those Ones Who Owned the Mines, I Hate Them, I Hate Them Very Much

  Excerpt from: Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa by Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki (Jacana) Zwelendaba Mgidi was 23 years old when he left his home village of Kwa-Bala in the beautiful valleys of Mpondoland, Eastern Cape to start work on the gold mines of the Free State province in 1983. [...]