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March, 2017

  • 31 March

    The reshuffling of an already-weak hand of cards.

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    Geoffrey Shein President Jacob Zuma fired Minister Pravin Gordhan last night. Zuma held an emergency meeting at his residential home where he announced the reshuffling of his cabinet along with the ousting of several ministers. This political reshuffling has removed the stalwart guardian of treasury: Pravin Gordhan. Now ex-minister, Pravin …

  • 7 March

    Israeli Apartheid Week: UCKAR Edition

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    Mishka Wazar Universities across the country are taking part in public demonstrations for Israeli Apartheid Week, which kicked off this Monday and appears to have ruffled feathers. The Politics Department, Muslim Student’s Association, and Palestinian Solidarity Committee at the university currently known as Rhodes have partnered with Boycott, Divest and …

September, 2016

  • 29 September

    What #FeesMustFall means in a country lacking democracy

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    Ophelia Milton April 1994, people of all races flocked to the voting station. The results of these elections marked an era of change and optimism for not only the South African people, but also the growth of democracy. However, with under 30’s making up only 24% of the total registered …

  • 10 September

    What it takes to be African in South African Schools

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    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 …

February, 2016

  • 20 February

    Know your rights: How to table a motion of no confidence

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    In light of allegations of forced resignations, a string of resignations and subsequent reshuffling of the Rhodes Student Representative Council and more, the question of if students feel appropriately led in student governance is being raised more and more frequently. As such, if the student body feels that the current …