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.
The response of UCT students to a society still drenched in racism is an early warning of racial war – which we would do well to heed.
Why does the ANC insist on January 8 1912 as its birthday when the organisation was actually started 25 years earlier
Nothing in the artificial world that Madiba created gave whites who were close to him the ability to explore the complexities of race.
In recent weeks, I have listened to two very painful speeches by senior black women in our academic establishment.
Over the past 20 years, I have stayed away from joining any political party. The problem is I can’t seem to keep my mouth shut.
Steve Biko wanted black people to be self-reliant. Xolela Mangcu examines how we can apply Biko’s philosophy to our modern lives.
Xolela Mangcu has a plan to transform SA’s professoriate
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.”
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- Edward Zuma told Max du Preez where to get off after he wrote a scathing column criticising King Goodwill Zwelithini http://t.co/hJIQIWmm4z 3 hours ago
- “I apologise on behalf of government about what happened here. It is not right for us to fight as Africans.” http://t.co/vY3nsv44PK 4 hours ago
- Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman: http://t.co/R7vuinsvPO 5 hours ago
- Wilmot James on DA top job: “I have received overwhelming support from colleagues and friends across the party.” http://t.co/kCDkkwyx6P 5 hours ago
- The Judicial Conduct Committee dismissed claims that Judge Jeanette Traverso was biased during Shrien Dewani's trial: http://t.co/Gx6pk3GR5y 5 hours ago
I’m busy working on Saturday’s babalaas when I get an SMS from a government spin doctor: “King Goodwill Zwelithini is going to talk about the xenophobia at KwaHlongwa near Maphumulo in a couple of hours’ time.”
It’s almost as if you need never ask about the origins of Africa; there never was a time when Africa was not here.
The rest of Africa is Simply, Better, Faster than South Africa, to borrow a phrase from Standard Bank, one of the big four banks that are minting it on our continent.