Rhodes statue

Application to remove Rhodes Statue at UCT approved

The University of Cape Town’s application to permanently remove a statue of Cecil John Rhodes has been approved. The application was tabled before Heritage Western Cape’s Landscape Committee following a heritage statement and public consultation. The Rhodes Must Fall movement sees the statue’s removal as the first step toward what[…]

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Rhodes statue further defaced after removal

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes made an unceremonious exit from the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Thursday evening as students pelted it with paint and rubbish. A crane had lifted the statue off its pedestal at 17:37 to much applause and singing. It took about 10 seconds and[…]

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Students have their say: Rhodes

Cape Town – Last Friday, the University of Cape Town Senate passed a motion in favour of removing the controversial statue of Cecil John Rhodes currently standing on the universitys upper campus. While the final decision on the monuments status still requires one last sitting of a special council on[…]

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