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Does decolonising our spaces mean removing statues? We discuss

06 July, 04:21 PM

The removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue from its plinth at the University of Cape Town and the subsequent conversations about the decolonisation of public places in South Africa has us talking. Watch...

We're joined in studio by Brian Kamanzi from the Rhodes Must Fall Movement, Dr Ashraf Jamal a cultural analyst and Jill Williams from the African Art Institute. Watch the video above for some insight from our panel.

 Does the removal of the colonial era statues amount to "white-washing" South Africa's painful history? Our panel weighs in:

In the final segment, Williams describes her belief that the issue is larger than the psychical statue; she believes spiritual aspects must be considered: 

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