UKZN BLF-SM success during SRC elections

Media Statement “You can kill revolutionaries, but you can never kill ideas.” – Thomas Sankara University of KwaZulu Natal BLF-Student Movement (UKZN BLF-SM) would like to thank all the students of the UKZN Howard College Campus who participated and voted in the Student Representetive Council (SRC) elections. Your voices have not fallen into deaf ears. …

The Black Body: A Playground of Whiteness

By Lufefe Sopazi The biggest mistake the youth of 2016 can do is to talk of unity in fragments. At a time when whiteness has consolidated itself and incorporated the black government into its bloc and uses the police to suppress black people and illegitimize their struggle through media propaganda, the black youth has to …

Where is the ‘African’ in African Studies?

Featured Image: Outside the University of Cape Town. Photo: Ian Barbour. By Robtel Neajai Pailey Black Opinion republishes this article on African studies in light of the conversations on the decolonisation of curricula in South Africa. Last week, I was invited by Eritrean-Ethiopian masters student Miriam Siun of Leiden University’s African Studies Centre to give one …

Black universities immune to transformation?

Featured Image: An entrance to the University of the Western Cape where student protests and activism have been raging on since last year. Photo: Wikicommons By Ndiphiwe Mkuzo I have concluded! It is much more easier a task asking white Universities to engage in the transformation discussion, persuading them to renegotiate the politics of institutional …