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UCT Confessions page leads to change?

Images:Two screengrabs of the posts made by UCT students on the UCT confessions page

The UCT Confessions page on Facebook is known for its controversial posts as students anonymously post their dreams, desires and yes, opinions for all the world to see. 793 more words

Orange trees are bastards

Everybody loves a good picnic. There’s just a whole bunch of food being exchanged and who doesn’t love that? So go to Woolworths, Pick ‘n Pay, the… 698 more words

Cape Town

Can our current Transformation efforts learn from Past Struggles?

Prof. Ben Turok (Director) addressed Smuts Hall (UCT) on Thursday 23rd April. His notes are published below. 

  1. South Africa under apartheid was a partial democracy for white people and a dictatorship for Africans, Coloureds, and Indians.
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Institute For African Alternatives

"The Shadow of Rhodes"

Over this weekend, an as yet unclaimed piece of graffiti appeared alongside the spot where just a few weeks ago, the statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from UCT’s upper campus in the midst of the #RhodesMustFall movement. 388 more words

South Africa

World Intellectual Property Day (News report)

The 26th of April marks the celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day.  The purpose of this day is to promote talks surrounding issues that are related to intellectual property as well as creativity. 386 more words

Music

Rhodes has fallen…, will UCT also fall?

(Written on 26 April 2015) Dear All, UCT alumni, friends and acquaintances who know I work at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have asked the question with concern; why did UCT’s management cave so easily when a relatively small group of students went on the rampage? 1,474 more words

History And Social Issues

Univercity of Cape Town : Decolonisation 23.4.15

UCT‬ ‪#‎decolonisation‬ has began 23.4.15 (128mins) discussion.

Here are key words I picked up.
‪#‎rhodesmustfall‬ ‪#‎fase2‬ ‪#‎transformation‬ #change ‪#‎intersectionality‬‬ ‪#‎gender‬ #sexuality #misogynist ‪#‎history‬ ‪#‎ours‬ ‪#interests #humanity ‪#‎needs‬ ‪#‎truth #21years ‪#‎kenya‬ ‪#‎ghana‬ #neoliberal #business ‪#‎white supremacy‬ ‬‪#‎enslavement‬ ‪#whiteness #‎narrative‬ ‪#‎deconstruction‬ ‪#‎reconstruction‬ ‪#‎academia‬ ‪#‎knowledge‬ ‪#‎power‬ ‪#‎safespaces‬ ‪#‎epistemology‬ ‪‪#‎hegemony #‎critical history‬‬ ‪#‎patriarchy‬ #university of capetown #ubuntu #decolonisation of south africa #‎decolonise curriculum‬ #reclaiming africa #student movement #representation #critical enquiry #freedomday #independenceday #imperialist #colonial #cape town #africa…
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