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Kimberley's Sol Plaatje statue at the heart of new wrangle

2017-10-03 11:03

For nine years, a life sized statue of Kimberley resident and South African icon Solomon Thekiso Plaatje, commissioned by the Northern Cape Heritage Authority, has been languishing in storage at the McGregor museum.

Security for UFS's Marthinus Steyn statue

2016-02-25 14:30

Security guards are protecting the statue of Marthinus Steyn at the University of the Free State from further vandalism.

Rhodes statue in Oxford will not be removed

2016-01-29 08:01

An Oxford University statue of Cecil John Rhodes will not be taken down despite a heated campaign by students, it has been reported.

Matie students may face disciplinary after defacing statue

2015-11-20 16:57

Students at Stellenbosch University, who continued to vandalise a statue while others attempted to clean it, could face disciplinary action, the university says.

Tshwane mayor condemns defacing of Paul Kruger statue

2015-10-06 20:06

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says the vandalising statues is an act of criminality aimed at political point scoring by the perpetrators.

Who nose what happened to Rhodes?

2015-09-18 19:14

The nose from a statue of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town has been cut off with an angle grinder, SA National Parks say.

War memorial vandals get community service

2015-08-21 09:59

Two women who defaced a war memorial in Uitenhage have been sentenced to 250 hours of community service each, Eastern Cape police say.

Interim order allows Maxwele to attend UCT classes

2015-07-22 18:35

Chumani Maxwele, who infamously threw human waste on the Rhodes statue, will be allowed to attend classes at UCT pending further legal action over an altercation with a lecturer in May.

UCT rejects Maxwele ‘conspiracy theory’ claims

2015-06-09 16:21

The University of Cape Town has rejected claims by the ANC Youth League and other organisations that student Chumani Maxwele’s suspension is part of a wider "conspiracy" against the student.

EFF wants 40 Western Cape towns renamed

2015-06-04 21:16

As part of the EFF’s bid to rid the country of colonial and apartheid era statues, the party wants 40 towns in the Western Cape to be renamed.

 

Statues in public spaces should help heal divisions – Mthethwa

2016-05-10 20:08

The country is not going to accept having proponents of apartheid in public spaces, says Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, adding that art in public spaces should help heal the divisions of the past.

EFF members deface UFS statue during protest - As it happened

2016-02-23 14:00

Tensions at the University of Pretoria and the University of Free State continued to be stoked on Tuesday, as AfriForum and the EFF had simultaneous protests at the two universities respectively.

De Klerk's criticism 'cute' - Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford

2015-12-28 14:42

Former South African president FW De Klerk’s criticism of the call to remove the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at Oxford University has been dubbed "cute" by the student movement behind the demand.

Right wing could be behind defacing of statues - Tshwane mayor

2015-10-07 20:07

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says the city has not ruled out the possibility that "right wing political organisations" are behind the recent defacing of statues like that of Paul Kruger in Church Square.

Paul Kruger statue defaced again

2015-10-06 12:50

The bronze sentries at the Paul Kruger statue in the Pretoria CBD have been defaced again.

Front National to observe 'Kruger Day' at Pretoria statue

2015-09-09 18:30

Afrikaner separatists Front National South Africa will commemorate the apartheid-era Kruger Day on October 10 by laying flowers at the foot of a statue of the old Transvaal president in Pretoria.

UCT adapts Maxwele's suspension order

2015-07-27 18:00

UCT says it has adapted the suspension order of student Chumani Maxwele to allow him to attend new courses he has signed up for.

To hell with anger in SA - Jansen

2015-06-12 10:52

There is no cultural justification for anger between race groups, University of the Free State Rector Jonathan Jansen has said.

Maxwele: My ‘comments’ about whites just allegations

2015-06-08 16:08

Suspended UCT student Chumani Maxwele says a UCT statement alleging he said ‘whites should be killed’ is just a pure allegation, and an old version of events put forth by the lecturer involved in his suspension.

Burgersdorp Boer War monument defaced

2015-06-02 15:23

A statue commemorating townsfolk who died fighting in the Anglo-Boer War, unveiled in 1908 by General Koos de la Rey, has been vandalised in Burgersdorp.

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