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October, 2016

  • 5 October

    Mid-day protest report: October 5th


    Kate Middleton  At approximately 02h00 on Wednesday 5 October, student protesters mobilised to upper campus residences of the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR). The crowd of roughly 100 students made their way up the hill, mobilising students from various residences. Members of the crowd gained access into said residences in order to further …

September, 2016

  • 29 September

    What #FeesMustFall means in a country lacking democracy


    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


    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 …

May, 2016

  • 3 May

    #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 …

April, 2016

  • 25 April

    #RUReferenceList: A week of struggle for change


    Swarag Tadepally | Photos: Samuel Aviles & Swarag Tadepally It has now been a week since the #RUReferenceList was released and the sixth day of the protests saw a very intimate and emotional gathering take place at the Purple Fee Square on Sunday evening. Following the dissatisfaction of the outcomes …