Dispute over halal labels resurfaces

An application is making headway for the potential removal of all religious labelling on food products, with specific focus on halal food. The National Coalition of Christian Groups and Individuals for Practical Equality and Protection of Constitutional Rights (NCCGI) has launched a court bid to challenge regulations allowing products to[…]

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‘Statue removal vindicates former black academics’

UCT student Chumani Maxwele, who infamously threw faeces on the university’s Cecil John Rhodes statue last month, said the decision to remove the monument vindicates former black academics at the institution. On Wednesday evening, a sitting of the University of Cape Town’s special Council voted unanimously in favour of removing[…]

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Remove all colonial statues: Zuma’s son

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward Zuma, who expressed a strong anti-foreigner sentiment on Wednesday, has called for the blanket removal of all colonial statues. Zuma told News24 that he supported the drive to replace the statue of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town (UCT), as well[…]

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Eskom board wants chairman removed: Report

The Eskom board wants its chairman Zola Tsotsi removed, City Press reported on Sunday. In a meeting on Thursday, all board members unanimously resolved to pass a motion of no confidence in Tsotsi, according to the paper. “All of them want him out,” a unnamed source close to the board[…]

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Rhodes debate on fire at UCT

The ongoing protest action by the University of Cape Town students to remove a statue of colonial-era industrialist and mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes from the varsity’s grounds has galvanized a large body of the student population, and even sparked a large and growing social media campaign. Students on campus[…]

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