Chris Zithulele Mann says that to remove the statue is to ignore what lurks within all of us, making it more difficult to identify our own prejudices.
More people continue to be killed and mutilated in initiation schools in South Africa each year than died in the Sharpeville massacre.
We can cherish our cultural identities, but we can't let politicians exploit small-scale cultural values, writes Chris Mann.
Chris Mann wonders whether it is elitist to cherish a burning desire to see the great South African dream come true.
Graduations took place all over the country last month. Flashbulbs popped on stages as chancellors conferred degrees on the bowed heads of thousands.
Chris Mann explores the connection between poetic vision, science and religious belief.
I write to register my outrage as a citizen, an African and an artist at the worsening repression in Zimbabwe. The arrest of journalists, the shutting down of the independent press and the violent intimidation of the judiciary and opposition make a sham of the government's claim to be legitimate.