Rhodes Statue

An epidemic of heritage vandalism

The Union Buildings in Pretoria seem to have escaped the anger unleashed on "colonial monuments", unlike statues of Paul Kruger and Cecil John Rhodes.

Rhodes has fallen, now we must rise

Desiring change isn't enough: this is how we want political thinking at university to be transformed.

Letters to the editor: April 10 to 16 2015

Readers voice their opinion on Qur'an rules, textbooks and statues.

Heritage Council on back foot as Rhodes falls

Experts grapple with the vexed issue of how to deal with statues glorifying an oppressive past.

Steve Hofmeyr blames statue defacement on illiteracy

The controversial Afrikaans singer said illiteracy "has everything to do with" the defacement of historical statues.

EFF and ANC at odds over ‘offensive’ statues

The EFF has said the ruling party is too accommodating in its approach to the removal of symbols that glorify colonisation and apartheid.

We must show that we defeated apartheid

Symbols aren't inanimate objects, they are powerful devices that must be removed if they pay homage to a dark and oppressive past, says Khaya Dlanga.

Colonialist statues are a mote in varsity students’ eyes

South African student leaders explain the movement to wipe Eurocentricism off the face of their campuses.


Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it