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UCT students call for further assistance

University of Cape Town students are calling for further assistance as they prepare to return to their respective residences following the containment of the fire. This follows the damage caused to the university buildings and properties around the institution following a fire that broke out on the upper slopes of[…]

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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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IRR addresses controversial UCT tweet

The debate over colonial-era statues has by in large divided South Africans into two opposing camps over the last month, threatening to deter racial reconciliation within the country. Things came to a head yesterday when the monument at the centre of the issue, UCT’s Rhodes statue, was removed after widespread[…]

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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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D-Day for Rhodes statue

The fate of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes on the University of Cape Town’s upper campus will be decided on Wednesday, with the institution’s Council set to act on a recommendation by the university’s Senate that the statue be moved. On March 27, the university said in a statement[…]

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Students stage sit-in at UCT

University of Cape Town students, calling for the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue, on Monday said they were staging a sit-in at the campus. “We, the Rhodes Must Fall movement, are occupying the Bremner building with the intention to disrupt the normal processes of management and force management[…]

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