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Rise above your circumstances

At the age of 23, Shamila Mpinga, the daughter of a domestic worker from Dambuza township, outside Pietermaritzburg, was awarded the opportunity of a lifetime. Not only did she qualify to study at Oxford University, but she also received the Rhodes scholarship. When asked how she felt, Mpinga burst out[…]

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Students vote on whether Rhodes Must Fall at Oxford

Students at the Oxford Union voted on Tuesday night to remove the controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes with 245 ayes and 212 noes as part of a wider movement of “decolonisation” of the curriculum at the university. The vote followed vibrant discussion between all of the speakers and between the[…]

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