South African university makes the global top 10 in new QS rankings

2015-04-30 16:44

The University of Cape Town has excelled, along with other South African tertiary institutions, in the QS World University Rankings for 2015.

The “Rhode” to redemption: Cees Bruggemans

2015-04-13 14:36

Social media has been on fire this week with the falling of the Rhodes statue from UCT’s campus. BizNews columnist Cees Bruggemans has his say on the matter.

Mantashe: You can't take a hammer to history

2015-04-13 07:23

You cannot use a hammer to deal with history and heritage, African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

In a flap over Rhodes

2015-04-10 14:19

The whole of South Africa has been affected by the Rhodes debate, says David Moseley , particularly those with a bird’s eye-view of UCT.

Rhodes statue further defaced after removal

2015-04-09 19:25

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes made an unceremonious exit from UCT as students pelted it with paint and rubbish.

Rhodes statue removal not reverse racism, says student

2015-04-09 15:57

Removing the Cecil John Rhodes statue from the University of Cape Town is not reverse racism, a student has said.

Rhodes statue goes on sale on Gumtree...briefly

2015-04-09 14:36

A Gumtree user has taken the time to explore the lighter side of the Rhodes Must Fall debate, taking to the e-commerce website to punt a rather familiar-looking statue.


GALLERY: Rhodes statue falls

2015-04-09 10:29

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes is to be taken down after weeks of protest over the statue. See all the pictures here.

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Rhodes statue to be removed after UCT council decision

2015-04-08 21:08

UCT’s council has ruled that the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, the centre of much debate over the last few weeks, should be removed from the institution’s steps.

UPDATE: UCT students storm #RhodesMustFall meeting

2015-04-08 19:18

Students have stormed the room where UCT council members are meeting to discuss whether the state of Cecil John Rhodes will be removed from it's campus.


Call for transformation not over - evicted UCT students

2015-04-13 17:59

UCT students who were evicted from the university's administrative building this weekend following a three-week 'sit-in' have made six demands on behalf of workers at the institution.

UCT protesters: We want to avoid court action

2015-04-13 11:07

UCT students who were involved in an occupation of the university’s administrative building have vacated the premises, with one student saying the group wanted to avoid litigation processes after being served a court order.

UCT protesters vow to continue occupation of building

2015-04-10 15:14

UCT students involved in the occupation of an administrative building want to stay, despite being ordered by university management to vacate the premises.

UCT students told to end occupation of Bremner building

2015-04-10 13:00

UCT students occupying the university’s administrative building as part of the Rhodes Must Fall campaign have been told to vacate the premises, following the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue.

UCT skyline changed forever - As it happened

2015-04-09 16:11

After nearly a month of protesting, sit-ins and relentless meetings, the statue of Cecil John Rhodes has finally be removed from the UCT's upper campus.

Statue removal vindicates former black academics - activist

2015-04-09 15:29

The UCT student who threw faeces at the university's Cecil John Rhodes statue last month, says the decision to remove the monument vindicates former black academics at the institution.

Test run for Rhodes statue removal a success

2015-04-09 14:19

A rigging team has successfully lifted the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town in a test run ahead of its permanent removal later in the day.

Victory for #RhodesMustFall activists

2015-04-08 22:05

After nearly a month of protesting, sit-ins and relentless meetings, the statue of Cecil John Rhodes will finally be removed, University of Cape Town Vice Chancellor Max Price has announced.

Police arrive as students block UCT council members from leaving

2015-04-08 20:41

Two police Casspirs have arrived at UCT's upper campus after students blocked council members from leaving a meeting, according to reports.

D-Day for Rhodes statue

2015-04-08 07:50

The fate of the Cecil John Rhodes statue on UCT's upper campus is to be decided, with the institution's Council set to act on a recommendation that the statue be removed.

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