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Platitudes and short-term plans
Platitudes and short-term plans
Slogans, speeches, tweets, marches and summits. Government has done a lot to be seen to be doing something about the assault on women.But a woman...
Academics bemoan ‘toxic’ politics
Academics bemoan ‘toxic’ politics
Political parties should be banned from university campuses in South Africa, according to a number of academics and senior administrators. These...
Women must be allowed to determine their own future
Women must be allowed to determine their own future
What was exceptional about the 1956 Women’s March, is that women owned their revolution. The mistake we make today is dictating what women’s...
The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover
The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover
As a scholar who teaches race, gender and representation, I often tell my students that I am never at a loss for new material. Each year, somebody...
​How to write about Binyavanga
​How to write about Binyavanga
“Never, ever smoke this will kill you. If you even step on it your lungs will turn black” he said with a wry smile breathing deeply setting...
Author of research linking slavery and intelligence resigns
Author of research linking slavery and intelligence resigns
A University of Cape Town adjunct professor, who co-authored a study which concluded that fewer slaves were taken from African countries with a...
Study signals enduring racism in science
Study signals enduring racism in science
In 1937, the zoology department at Stellenbosch University enlisted 133 men for a study. At the time, the field of physical anthropology was...
It's in the blood
It's in the blood
There is a term that best defines the work done by someone who changes the way in which human beings interact with the world around them, or...
Stellenbosch students traumatised by 'men in black' still have to write exams
Stellenbosch students traumatised by 'men in black' still have to write exams
A Stellenbosch University student who was suspended for a month during the #FeesMustFall protests has described the trauma of being constantly...
Study paves the way for Karoo lamb to join the ranks of tequila, champagne and Kobe
Study paves the way for Karoo lamb to join the ranks of tequila, champagne and Kobe
You are what you eat – even if you’re a lamb grazing on fragrant plants in the Karoo. Stellenbosch University student Sarah Erasmus has just...
English given equal status at Stellenbosch, made primary language of instruction at University of Pretoria
English given equal status at Stellenbosch, made primary language of instruction at University of Pretoria
The universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch have adopted new language policies. Stellenbosch University Council chairperson George Steyn...

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