Tag Archives: Cecil John Rhodes

Ownership, Dialogue and Free-form

  Laying claim to the ethereal at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Statues are just lumps of stone for pigeons to shit on, right? Not quite. As theorists from Ferdinand de Saussure and Julia Kristeva to Roland Barthes and Stuart Hall have made clear, they are also signs, texts and narratives. This year’s Cape […]

The Day of the Jekyll

To resolve the situation at the University of Cape Town that was sparked by the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, I believe we must demand the reinstatement of former vice chancellor, Dr Max Price. On his installation in 2008, Price called for an Afropolitan university, encompassing the globe without short-changing the continent. Six years later, in […]