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.
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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.
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The ultimate test for democratic societies is whether they have peaceful alternation of government by different political parties.
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Rhodes was a nasty piece of work. The statue should have been pulled down and given to the Apartheid Museum in about May 1994.
The recent cancellation of the Cape Times subscription by Helen Zille’s provincial government tells us a lot about Zille’s character as a politician and her party.
Conspicuously absent from the heated debate about the removal of the statues honouring colonialists and apartheid’s great apostles is the country’s political leadership.