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FeesMustFall at Rhodes: what’s happened so far


Chloé Osmond Fees Must Fall protest action began to gain momentum at the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR) on Tuesday 20 September as a group of students mobilised and interrupted lectures, culminating in a mass student body meeting which was called by the Student Representative Council. A large group …

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#FeesMustFall. Again!


Kate Middleton On Saturday 17 September a post was made on the Rhodes SRC Facebook page, regarding a student meeting called Lekgotla that was to happen on Sunday 18 September. This meeting was to be held between students to gauge the general feelings of students regarding the rumoured tertiary education …

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Women Empowerment in 2016: Myth or Reality?


Bulelwa Mbangeni While the evening of September 15, 2016 progressed with strong winds and a moonless night, the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) Rhodes Student Chapter presented a challenge on women rights versus women empowerment, which provided sufficient heat to sustain debate and conversation. After the formality of introduction and gratitude for …

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The Scramble for Kashmir


Mishka Wazar In Ishtiyaq Shukri’s acclaimed novel, The Silent Minaret, the past and forthcoming liberation of numerous states is discussed in a toilet cubicle. Written on the cubicle wall is a narrative of  countries having fought against colonisation and occupation and achieved their freedom, and countries currently fighting which will …

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