Last chance to decide fate of Rhodes statue

2015-05-18 13:33

Monday 5pm – that's the deadline for public input into the ultimate fate of the controversial Rhodes statue that was removed from UCT’s upper campus.

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.

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.

Queen Victoria statue vandalised in PE

2015-04-10 09:07

The statue of Queen Victoria outside the public library in Port Elizabeth has been vandalised, reports say.

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.

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.

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.

Don't break the law in statue battle - Mthethwa

2015-04-08 14:11

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has urged South Africans to follow legal processes if they wanted to have statues removed.

AfriForum: Action needed on Paul Kruger statue

2015-04-06 18:05

Lobby group AfriForum has called for action from authorities following the defacing of Paul Kruger's statue in Church Square in Pretoria.

AfriForum: Destroying statues will polarise SA

2015-04-05 17:49

The destruction of statues that supposedly have to do with colonialism and white supremacy will only serve to polarise SA further, lobby group AfriForum has said.


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.

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.

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.

Siv Ngesi finds himself in the midst of a social media statue storm

2015-04-09 15:16

Siv Ngesi has tweeted controversial comments regarding the Rhodes statue and Twitter users went ballistic!

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.

Statue vandalism part of a larger narrative, says Nzimande

2015-04-08 16:18

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned the vandalism of colonial statues, but said that a larger narrative needed to be discussed.

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.

Louis Botha statue should be removed from its pedestal

2015-04-06 10:02

The statue of Louis Botha at the entrance of Parliament should join Queen Victoria in the shade of the obscured NCOP garden, says Janet Heard.

Price calls on UCT students to participate in statue debate

2015-04-03 19:48

UCT Vice Chancellor Dr Max Price has called on the students of the university to participate in the process surrounding the proposed removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue present on the campus.

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