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R162 million is not enough.

Family members, Reverend Joseph Maboe (Left) hugs Andrew Peterson in celebration, 19 March 2018, in Parktown, Johannesburg after Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered that the government pay R1.2 million to effected families. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times

Adam Butler Dikgang Moseneke’s award in the Life Esidimeni arbitration is a recognition of the horror of psychiatric patients in South Africa. But it is not a solution. Any government has the responsibility to protect its people. Year after year, we vote, petition and protest in order to secure this …

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RUReference List FAQ: Where to start.


Adam Butler and Chloé  Osmond Recently, two students at the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR) were excluded from the university for life for what is being called “conduct beyond lawful boundaries”. It has been a year and a half since the events in question took place. Students who started …

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NMU Assault Shocks Many But Changes Little

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Adam Butler The continued war on womxn’s bodies should prompt serious thought on the ways in which we combat a patriarchal society,    TW: discussions of assault and sexual violence   The brutal assault of two female Nelson Mandela University students on the evening of Monday 2nd has sparked a …

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Pride week: Panel discussion

Image:  Bethany Meyer

Adam Butler In the words of Nkoli-Fassie Society: “We’re talking about our own biggest crime. Erasing the identities of our fellow queers. Especially when they don’t directly fall within the L/G of LGBTQIAP++.” The panel heading this discussion was composed of Dr Lindsay Kelland and Natalie Donaldson, both UCKAR lecturers …

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