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September, 2017

  • 28 September

    Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture 2017: We Cannot Afford to Recreate the Evils of Apartheid

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    Adam Butler On 21 September, Trevor Manuel delivered this year’s Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture. As a Kingswood alumnus, Neil Aggett is remembered through an annual lecture series at Kingswood College, in the past delivered by luminaries such as Justice Albie Sachs and Thuli Madonsela. Mr Manuel took the opportunity to …

  • 12 September

    Nkoli-Fassie Society Name Change

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    Adam Butler Nkoli-Fassie Society has for most of this year gone under the rather tortuous name of “The Society Currently Known as OutRhodes.” As part of this year’s Pride Week, however, an official name changing ceremony was held. The society will henceforth be known as Nkoli-Fassie Society. The change was …

  • 12 September

    The embers that still burn.

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    Xolisa Ngubelanga Fire has shaped Port Elizabeth and its development, as it has shaped many of our cities. South Africa’s violent history has granted its cities more than their fair share of fires, often sparked by the conflicts between protesters and state forces. In many instances, the communities most affected …

  • 11 September

    Inclusivity in Pride

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    Adam Butler UCKAR Pride Week has once again rolled around for its 2017 edition – this year, focusing on inclusivity in the LGBTQIA++ community. Recently, debate around racism within the community, and the marginalisation of certain gender identities and sexualities, has stirred up a great deal of controversy. In South …

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 …