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October, 2016

  • 10 October

    The politics of Hair


    Compiled by Jordan King Written by Carla Botha Photographs by Mia McCarthy Research by Carla Botha, Mia McCarthy, Yolanda Mdzeke, and Tarisai Madzorera Dear strangers, gawking and staring will not make my hair grow back. Dear mister who once called me an “It” in Pick ‘n Pay, I would just like …

September, 2016

  • 10 September

    What it takes to be African in South African Schools


    Ophelia Milton The end of August saw the rise of young schoolgirls protesting against discriminatory rules at Pretoria Girls High, demanding the eradication of racism in the secondary education sector (read more about it here). This brought forth a wave of national disillusionment in our schools, as students and alumni …

March, 2016

  • 5 March

    The Battle of the Attention Span: Reading vs. Series


    Kate Middleton Our generation is incredibly misunderstood. We are called lethargic and uninterested in the proceedings of the world. However, there is one thing that we are not uninterested in at all: television series. Watching televison series is taken very seriously by many of our peers. People feel connections with …

October, 2015

  • 12 October

    [Opinion] Fear and Loathing in Football Officiating


    This article previously appeared in Activate’s 29 September print edition. By Brad Dennett While Rugby is quite a simple sport (run, fall, tackle, run, kick), it’s one where respect towards the officials and each other isn’t asked of the players, it’s forced upon them. Thus you can watch a match …

March, 2015

  • 17 March

    [Opinion] The Typical Rhodes Student?

    Leo Vaccaro Alcohol-fuelled parties, dancing the night away at Great Field, a crazy weekend at Boat Race, and posing for the camera at Nitegroovez – part of the typical Rhodes University student experience. While this is an enviable lifestyle for any student, it’s surprising that for such a large institution with a diverse …