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Rhodes University is Keeping its Colonial Name, For Now

Out of 24 members of Rhodes University council, nine members voted for, while 15 voted against the name change.

A man who believed in the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race, an ideological forefather of Apartheid and generally a widely loathed figure across southern Africa is the namesake for many institutions, including the Rhodes scholarship and Rhodes University. So, it's no surprise that students don't want to be associated with such a brutal colonial legacy.

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Op-Ed

Finding Biko: The Spirit of Black Consciousness Lives Among Born-Free South Africans

An in-depth look into how Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement lives on through the born-free's fallist movements.

“All three of us grabbed Biko and we took him to one corner of the room and ran with him into the wall...His head hit the wall first."

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#FeesMustFall: The Threat of the Penis and the Gun in South Africa’s Revolutionary Spaces

South Africa’s student protest spaces are rife with instances of sexual and physical assault, only a fraction of which have come to light.

The revolution has always been a belligerent space with so much fire and viva one can barely sleep for all the high octane energy running through your blood. Being anti-establishment is never a safe place to be. More often than not you can end up on the wrong end of a stun gun, a smoke bomb or, in the case of women and queer people in the #FeesMustFall movement, a penis. South Africa’s student protest spaces are rife with instances of sexual and physical assault, only a fraction of which have actually come to light.

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Rhodes Has Fallen [Photos]

On April 9, 2015, students gathered at a mass meeting at the University of Cape Town to see the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes finally fall.

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