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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 guards are protecting the statue of Marthinus Steyn at the University of the Free State from further vandalism.
An Oxford University statue of Cecil John Rhodes will not be taken down despite a heated campaign by students, it has been reported.
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 Kgosientso Ramokgopa says the vandalising statues is an act of criminality aimed at political point scoring by the perpetrators.
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.
Two women who defaced a war memorial in Uitenhage have been sentenced to 250 hours of community service each, Eastern Cape police say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The bronze sentries at the Paul Kruger statue in the Pretoria CBD have been defaced again.
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 says it has adapted the suspension order of student Chumani Maxwele to allow him to attend new courses he has signed up for.
There is no cultural justification for anger between race groups, University of the Free State Rector Jonathan Jansen has said.
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.
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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