The death of SA universities

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When protesting students burn down a library, the campaign has long since stopped being about education, writes Susan Erasmus.

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Mkhwebane 'should join the struggle against state capture'

Mpumelelo Mkhabela 5 comments | 577 views

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's views about the sovereignty of the country and her independence should jolt her to join the struggle against state capture, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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What must fall: fees or the SA state?

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The polarising effects of #FeesMustFall are now pervasive in the academy, and probably beyond. Academics turn on each other, as do their schools and faculties, writes David Everatt.

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Fees have not fallen – so what now?

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I’m growing increasingly anxious as I watch how students approach these protests, as I listen to those who want to resume lectures and as I consider government’s limp response, writes Faith Daniels.

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#FeesMustFall: Understanding the current shitstorm

Guest Column 12 comments | 2704 views

Students across campuses have mostly been protesting peacefully but they have also burnt buildings and have even thrown human faeces at one campus. This is why, writes Asanda Ngoasheng.

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If Michelle Obama gave the Trump speech about Zuma

Melanie Verwoerd 35 comments | 13751 views

While we are horrified when Donald Trump exposes his sexist disrespect for women, we are not really shocked anymore when President Jacob Zuma says and does things that are arguably worse, writes Melanie Verwoerd

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Re-emergence of the noble savage? Colonialist myths abound in N2 Wild Coast Toll Road debate

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Various debates surrounding the development of the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road have emerged in the past few months, writes Craig McLachlan.


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