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#RUReferenceList: The ‘I’ vs the ‘We’


Sam van Heerden Last week, my politics lecturer, Leonhard Praeg, from the University Currently Known As Rhodes (UCKAR) Politics Department, asked the few of us who dotted the lecture room why we were there and not outside protesting with our fellow students. This was met mostly by silence. A few …

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The exclusionary nature of Graduation


Leo Vaccaro 2016 graduation came and went in a flurry of excitement, Facebook posts, and billowing black gowns.  As life on campus recommenced its usual rhythm, I could not shake the feeling of irony surrounding graduation and its accompanying rituals. Everything about Graduation, from beginning to end, either screams privilege, …

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Chapter 2.12: the campaign against rape culture


Mishka Wazar | Photo: Samuel Aviles On 11th April 2016 an awareness campaign consisting of posters relating to rape culture was launched. The posters are meant to raise awareness of the policies regarding sexual assault and rape on campus, and the prevailing attitudes of management towards rape and sexual assault …

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Mbokodo: Black Women in the Revolution


Mishka Wazar | Photo: Daniella Pallotta On Tuesday 15 March, a discussion evening titled Mbokodo: Black women in the Revolution was held at GLT as part of Human Rights Week.  The discussion featured a guest appearance by renowned South African journalist Zubeida Jaffer, Dr Vashna Jagarnath and Rhodes student Sikhona …

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