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Xolela Mangcu

A black sun is rising at UCT

19 April 2015 15:00

The #RhodesMustFall collective at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is busy rethinking the entire concept of transformation in higher education. In so doing, it has helped give a context to many of the questions I have been asking about transformation at the university.

I’m voting The General

4 May 2014 15:00

After watching Bantu Holomisa give the vote of thanks at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, I sent him a message asking him to step up to the plate of leadership in this country.

It’s a bling thing

1 April 2014 10:00

Songstress Roberta Flack’s classic Go Up Moses contains the following lyrics, which I have remembered since I was a little boy: “My people, let Pharaoh go/ You don’t need him/ You don’t need his tricks/ You don’t need his trinkets/ Let Pharaoh go.”