Tag Archives: #RhodesMustFall

Shackville & the Securo-state

  On February 24, University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Black Academic Caucus (BAC) led a silent protest in the wake of violence on the campus two weeks ago – and in the immediate wake of further violence at  North West University (NWU), the University of the Free State (UFS) and other universities across the country. […]


  In Grahamstown’s broken-down and ignored Vukani township, they call Aden Mohamed “Xolani”. A Somali national, Mohamed speaks very good Xhosa, having lived there for 11 years. During that time, he has seen the birth of two sons and opened two spaza shops in a community for whom the R8 taxi fare to the nearest […]

Six years: Why Rhodes Must Fall

  Dr Mabizela, I will not attempt to offer “reasonable”, “well measured” and tight rebuttals to yours, Vivian de Klerk’s and, likely, your ivory tower white administration’s tacit endorsement of an enduring legacy of institutional violence. Those of us who are acutely aware of our structural and material oppression being black, being women, being disabled, being […]

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 […]