The Press Ombudsman orders The Daily Vox to apologise for UKZN plagiarism story

By BO Staff Writer The Press Ombudsman has ordered the online publication, The Daily Vox, to publicly retract and apologise to two academics who the publication falsely accused of plagiarism. On January 10, the Daily Vox published an article which claimed that University of KwaZulu Natal’s Deputy Vice Chancellor and head of Humanities, Professor Cheryl …

UKZN asks Daily Vox to apologize to Prof Potgieter

By BO Staff Writer The University of KwaZulu Natal wants a public apology and a retraction of an article written yesterday by the Daily Vox alleging that University of KwaZulu Natal’s Deputy Vice Chancellor and head of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter and a former colleague, Gregory Kamwendo, had plagiarised a paper. The article claims that …

Keeping UKZN white: New smear on Prof Potgieter

By BO Staff Writer Another smear campaign has been launched against the Deputy Vice Chancellor and head of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), Professor Cheryl Potgieter. This time, she is being accused of plagiarism. The campaign is driven by a journalist, Oliver Meth, who has questionable relationships with the anti-decolonisation forces at …

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. …

Mngxitama says UKZN must vote BLF-SM

By Andile Mngxitama Up until now the Student Representative Council (SRC) has been a school to teach corruption and compromise. Those elected into the SRC promptly assume the posture and mannerisms of a politician. This has to be changed. The SRC has to be a weapon of the students against ignorance, racism, patriarchy, homophobia, tribalism, …

UKZN Howard College #FeesMustFall – call to join mass student demonstration on 3 October 2016

By Thobani Zikalala “Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it. … When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe” – Frantz Fanon In 2015, the greater student population of this country made the call …

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 …