Chelsea Haith: Promoting his book A Bantu in my Bathroom Eusebius McKaiser spoke to an audience at Rhodes University on 3 May about the topics he tackles, the idea of living the authentic life and his fears surrounding Rhodes students’ lack of critical engagement with political and social issues.
An old Rhodian himself, McKaiser explained that he has thus far chosen not to promote his book in Grahamstown, his hometown, reasoning that he perceives critical disengagement and apathy as being particularly prevalent amongst Rhodes students for the issues he address in his book.
Siphokazi Lumkile: Margaret Thatcher's legacy of dividing opinion continued as the news of her death brought contrasting sentiments back to the fore.
From a South African perspective, her oppositional stance to the likes of Nelson Mandela and her refusal to back sanctions against the apartheid government saw her gain a reputation of prolonging the oppressive regime.
Thule Zwane: Members of the young communist league at UCT are taking fellow students and staff to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) accusing them of re-opening “deep wounds of the past”.
The Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) lodged a complaint against the Varsity newspaper to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) last week.
Shandu Mulaudzi: IN PSYCHOLOGY, there is what they call the “bereavement process”. A process that describes the stages people go through after experiencing a type of loss.
Although the bereavement process is unique to all individuals who go through it, it is generally accepted that the first step is denial.
Shandu Mulaudzi: A STUDENT wall announcing Israel Apartheid Week events was discovered to have been vandalised on Thursday morning.
The words “Propaganda” and “Brain Washing” were spray-painted across the wall in large, black letters. The phrase “Realise, Real Eyes, Real Lies” was also written into a corner of the wall.
Vincent Supparayen and Sajjad Karamsi : Uhuru Kenyatta was declared President of Kenya last Saturday, March 9th after a terse election process closely followed the world over.
With a record turnout of 86%, Kenyans queued for hours to exercise their right to vote with the spectre of the post-election violence of 2007 still in everyone’s mind. International news agencies meanwhile mobilised en masse for what they expected to be a repeat of those events.
David Mann: Students were shocked to be “harassed” by ‘military officers’ on campus today as part of Rhodes University’s Palestinian Solidarity Forum or RUPSF’s demonstration to kick off what they term ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’.
Dressed up in military uniforms and armed with megaphones and stern looks, the RUPSF put on a demonstration on Monday 11 March at the Day Kaif where members lined up on either side of the entrance to the kaif.
Uthman Quick : There is a place in the world today where people of different ethnicities are separated by concrete walls.
On one side of the wall, residents enjoy a life similar to that available in some developed European cities. On the other side of the wall most people live under constant humiliation, degradation and enforced poverty.