- Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 19:03
- Written by Richard McLean
On my initial outlook at the protest march, I intended to offer an alternative assessment when compared to the dominant views of some writers. I thought that someone would need to counter all the negative press about another ANC-led protest “just before elections”. As a result, I tried to find the genuine concerns of those protesting, with the hope of showing that the march gave a voice to the voiceless.
- Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:58
- Written by Katelyn Mostert
Exams are harmful to student health and should be done away with. There are less stressful and possibly more effective ways of assessing our knowledge and understanding of a subject.
- Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 07:30
- Written by Tsholofelo Kwakwa
Exclusion: the thought alone makes one shiver.
- Published on Friday, 11 October 2013 11:50
- Written by Vikash Gajjar
At 12.30pm yesterday, I looked up into the sky expecting to see hundreds of red balloons ascending towards the heavens. I searched for the next ten minutes too. Maybe I was looking too high; perhaps the balloons that symbolised the “oppression of the white South African ethnic minority” had risen to a certain altitude before deflating and falling to the ground.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 08:40
- Written by Parusha Naidoo
It’s a searing image that seems unlikely to be eliminated from my memory, even a year later, and rightly so.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 08:29
- Written by Vikash Gajjar
Every Muslim is a terrorist. Since al-Shabaab’s terrorist attack in Kenya, the general populace has ostracised the Muslim community.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 08:10
- Written by Ramabina Mahapa
As I sit under the Marula Tree pondering the problems of my beloved country, I cannot help but reflect on the passing of Bantu Stephen Biko. It is upon this reflection that I cannot help but weep.
- Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 07:43
- Written by Tk Matsabu
My first existential crisis about my intelligence was sparked by a handful of Extended Degree students leaving the lecture hall to go to a different talk about the framework of the humanities degree, while I stayed put with all the regular mainstream students.
- Published on Monday, 07 October 2013 16:08
- Written by Tyra Overmeyer
The essence of Christmas has not been lost, even by those who use it as an excuse to exceed their alcohol limit.
- Published on Monday, 07 October 2013 15:37
- Written by Siyabonga Nyezi
UCT Confessions, UCT Exposed, UCT Hook-ups and @UCTSNOB are a just few of the social networking platforms that have made headlines on campus in the past few months.
- Published on Monday, 07 October 2013 11:47
- Written by Xabiso Nokoyo
Civil activism has gained much credibility in the past couple of years, reviving the idea that even the most autocratic of governments are subject to their people, and not the other way round.
- Published on Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:05
- Written by Quentin Coetzee
Recently, President Jacob Zuma has done something we wouldn’t really expect of him: he sent the Protection of State Information Bill back to the National Assembly for revision, citing two areas that were “irrational and accordingly unconstitutional”.