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So What Happens #AfterRhodesFalls?

“My brother, please come and join us.” These were Chumani Maxwele’s disarming words that drew me in from being a curious observer of the student action at the statue of…..

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Discovering Prophets Of Da City

One late afternoon while milling about at the University of Cape Town’s main campus, I ran into Adam Haupt, the Associate Professor of Media Studies who’s authored books such as Static:…..

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‘A World Class African University’

Late last year (in November) The New York Times ran a bizarre news piece on how the University of Cape Town is “now resplendently multiracial” despite the paper noting that…..

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Robert F. Kennedy‘s opening remarks in a now famous speech to a largely white audience at the University of Cape Town in June 1966 still gets me: I come here…..