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White privilege carved in stone

Reactions to the Rhodes campaign show white disconnectedness from issues that plague black lives, writes Gillian Schutte.

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Why we need Verwoerd’s images

Our children’s children need to know that there were once men such as Verwoerd and Rhodes, writes Vuyisile Msila.

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Artists best placed to tackle statues

Given that the Rhodes statue is an artwork, it would be quite suitably cannibalised by artists, says Mary Corrigall.

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An open letter to Jeremy Clarkson
March 26 2015 at 10:21

Piers Morgan has some advice for Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who was axed by the BBC on Wednesday.

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Should colonial history be removed?
March 26 2015 at 09:09

With debate raging over UCT's Rhodes statue, Helen Bamford looks at effigies in Cape Town and the rest of SA.

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E-tolls train has already left the station
March 25 2015 at 18:16

Calls for a referendum around Gauteng e-tolls are nothing but knee-jerk nonsense, says Paul Mashatile.

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It is time to draw the line
March 25 2015 at 18:17

In the Rhodes statue debate, the “indivisible consequence school of argument” needs to be dealt with firmly, says Mike Wills.

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Hitler, like Rhodes, added to growth
March 25 2015 at 08:48

Who, of those looking at the "bigger picture" with regard to Rhodes, say the same of Hitler? asks Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

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The hard lessons learnt in CAR
March 24 2015 at 14:15

Two years ago, the SANDF unexpectedly found itself fighting the Seleka rebels outside Bangui. Helmoed Römer Heitman looks back.

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Building authentic interracial relations
March 24 2015 at 13:59

Simamkele Dlakavu wonders if we can build sincere and authentic interpersonal racial relations in SA.

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10 Commandments for drivers: Vatican
March 24 2015 at 10:08

The Vatican's guidelines on moral motoring would not go amiss in our country, writes Rich Mkhondo.

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What about Jameson Hall?
March 23 2015 at 13:50

With all the focus on Cecil John Rhodes, his lieutenant has retreated into the shadows, says Murray Williams.

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Policies set Cape on fire
March 23 2015 at 13:50

The city’s approach to development puts lives and property at risk, says Richard Bryant.

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