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March, 2018

  • 20 March

    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 …

December, 2017

  • 22 December

    RUReference List FAQ: Where to start.

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    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 …

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 …