“I love rugby and I love the queers, it was the natural thing to do!” said Khan, who works for the Gay and Lesbian Archives (GALA).
Ashleigh Morris: In a roller coaster week in the football world, Rio Ferdinand has announced that after 16 years representing England, he is retiring from international football.
The English centre back announced his retirement from International football, saying he feels it is the right time for him to “stand aside and let the younger players come through.” However, he went on the say that he will continue at Manchester United and this decision will allow him to focus more on his club career.
Ash Erasmus: With Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game’s (MMORPG’s) continually growing, both in South Africa and beyond, it is no surprise that The Elder Scrolls Online is one of the most anticipated games of 2013.
As both The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim were and remain cult classics, Bethesda is no doubt feeling the pressure mount. How will the series cope with an online context?
Marike Watson: A rock 'n roll war at Belville Veledrome
It’s pitch dark in the Belville Veledrome, apart from the all lit cigarettes around me. The only sound is a bustling noise from the crowd. It’s midway through Metallica’s repertoire and the audience is waiting in anticipation for what’s about to happen next. Suddenly the Veledrome turns into a battlefield, explosions set off on stage creating a war-like atmosphere and with each explosion the audience jump straight out of their black-only attire. Frontman James Hetfield seems amused as he laughs at the folks behind the guardrail.
Rhodes University held a documentary screening of Thrown Away, a film commemorating Amina Cachalia. Retracing a journey she made with Helen Joseph, Joe Morolong, and Mildred Lesia - the film honours the banished people of Apartheid.
Vibrant. Entertaining. Moving. The Rhodes University Drama Department hosted the annual Innovations show. The student-driven show focused on dream sequences and the blurred lines between reality and fiction.
Chris van der Westhuyzen: While UCT students value their right to be engaged with and deliver input on university matters affecting their constituencies, recent actions by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price, appeared to give short shrift to student opinion on the university’s controversial race-based admissions policy that is currently under revision.
Shandu Mulaudzi: Wits athletes competing in Durban found themselves in a contest of a different kind: dodging the advances of prostitutes.
Female sprinter, Fikile Masikane, was among a group of 12 athletes who stayed at the Banana Backpackers Youth Hostel, which she believes also housed prostitutes working at the “brothel” next door.
Stuart Thembisile Lewis: In a Tuesday night seminar hosted by the Humanities faculty, Professor Jane Duncan, presented statistical evidence clearly showing that protests in South Africa are being regulated in increasingly violent ways, particularly under the Zuma administration.
The seminar, entitled "The Regulation of Protests under Jacob Zuma", was based on evidence Duncan, along with Politics Masters student Andrea Royeppen, had gathered in order to begin writing a book, set to be finished in six months, that she has tentatively named The Rise of the Securocrats?