Cecil John Rhodes

 
Look at the kwerekwere in the mirror
Look at the kwerekwere in the mirror
How can you tell a so-called kwerekwere from a citizen? How can one kwerekwere distinguish himself or herself from another? How easy is it for...
Review: The People versus the Rainbow Nation
Review: The People versus the Rainbow Nation
There are moments in the beginning of The People versus the Rainbow Nation where you brace yourself for an up-to-date report from the...
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
In the late afternoon of March 9 last year, at about the same time that Chumani Maxwele was smearing human faeces on the statue of Cecil John...
#RhodesMustFall: Oxford alumni keep the colonial fires burning
#RhodesMustFall: Oxford alumni keep the colonial fires burning
Recent events regarding the Cecil Rhodes...
#RhodesMustFall: Lessons to be drawn
#RhodesMustFall: Lessons to be drawn
The #RhodesMustFall debate raises the issue of iconic historical figures in a multicultural democracy guided by a Bill of Rights. In 2010, a...
Oriel College's Rhodes statue just a red herring
Oriel College's Rhodes statue just a red herring
Oriel College, Oxford, has decided to keep its statue of Cecil Rhodes, despite the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, a protest that has been one of a kind...
'Rhodes did not buy our silence'
'Rhodes did not buy our silence'
Nearly 200 international students at Oxford University have signed a statement saying that the prestigious Rhodes scholarship they share “does not...
The hashtags cometh: Must-have #MustFalls for 2016
The hashtags cometh: Must-have #MustFalls for 2016
The random and generic use of the MustFall hashtagIt all began with Cecil John Rhodes, who, in the end, did not quite fall,...
An epidemic of heritage vandalism
An epidemic of heritage vandalism
According to the Heritage Portal, an invaluable online resource for those in either the heritage industry or who are concerned about the preservation of heritage, 14 statues countrywide have been vandalised in the past seven weeks....
This is the year varsities will transform – Blade
This is the year varsities will transform – Blade
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has vowed to turn 2015 into a year in which he would “uncompromisingly” push for the...
The structures that David Goldblatt values
The structures that David Goldblatt values
At his home in Johannesburg, photographer David Goldblatt discusses his recent work Structures of Dominion and Democracy – an update of...
Pearls in an oyster of ferment
Pearls in an oyster of ferment
In October 1994, a mere six months after South Africa’s first democratic elections, veteran journalist Allister Sparks published his account of...

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