2018 Housing Crisis

Students turned away from residences for the second year in a row.   By Tessa Knight For the second year in a row, UCT residences have been overbooked and students …

Sign up or nah?

By: Thameenah Abrahams Every year, during Plaza week, student societies come out in their numbers, all decked in a row over Jammie Plaza. Some with treats, freebies and eager smiles …

Financial security at what cost?

Do you have a moral obligation to boycott recruiting firms implicated in state capture? By: Ashley Seymour     As if students need something else to worry about, the moral …

TRAILBLAZER: AIDAN BIZONY

Disability Access on Campus Website: www.disabilitydiaries.com Twitter: @ab1903 I’m a second-year Humanities Student. I happen, also, to be in a wheelchair. In the ideal world, this wouldn’t make any difference …

Get Schwifty with ‘Rick and Morty’

Is it really just an existential adult cartoon? By Filipp Stoliarov Do our lives have purpose? Are we responsible for creating our own meaning and what exactly does our existence …

For a few puffs more…

The new smoking policy means a healthier environment for all.  By Filipp Stoliarov “This is how the Orwellian state begins!” screams the dedicated smoker, as UCT’s new smoking (or rather …

Owning the Horror Inside You

 Why the Babadook is a Perfect Fit for the LGBT+ Movement By: Jordan Pfotenhauer @jordanpfot Growing up queer is an exercise in self-awareness. When people ask me “did you always …

A Crack in The Opposition Ranks

Has the DA lost their momentum? By: Jemima Lewin @JemmaSara Opposition parties of the ANC such as the DA and EFF have united in their call for the removal of …

Dear students and colleagues…

The isolation in student residences By: Aleida Kraamwinkel @aleidakrw1 This phrase, used by UCT management as the introduction to a notification of yet another mysterious student death, is the last …

ZAPIRO’S BLUNT PENCIL STRIKES AGAIN.

By: Zimbini Zintwana Twitter: @Zimbini_Z_ TW: Rape We’ve all seen the new Zapiro piece, or at least heard about it. This new satirical piece, from our supposedly beloved local cartoonist, …

#ZUMAMUSTFALL

 A supporter of the #ZumaMustFall protest action’s view By: Buhle Khumalo If you are tired of corruption, theft of state funds, a government who does not listen to its constituents, …

Trailblazer: singer-songwriter, Sishii

Facebook: @SishiiOfficial Twitter: @SishiiOfficial Instagram: @sishiiofficial YouTube: Sishii As I click the “Refresh” button on my Facebook page for the 62nd time, I feel more inadequate. No work can be …

The Mpanza-Gouws feud

  By: Claudia Harrison Last week, Sibu Mpanza and Renaldo Gouws, two South African vloggers, engaged in a heated Twitter battle over comments made by Gouws in his video titled …

Evolution or Devolution?

Can we still draw a parallel between ANC at inception and the current ANC? By Stephanie Wild In recent years there has been much speculation as to whether or not …