Power cuts can be a good thing – but who has the power to do this?
The paradox of the public’s power.
To break free from a hurting history,
To have freedom and not free-dumb,
To become an empowered people,
A blade must fall on the fees.
Education is key to the liberation of our nation.
And so we march for a future of educated leaders, active citizens and a sense of community which transcends a history that still hurts.
And so we march against the crimes of past times, and towards a future that is as bright as the youth who are fighting for their rights.
And so we march – for our brothers, sisters, neighbours and lovers; teachers, friends and future leaders. We march for all. (more…)
Yesterday marked a significant victory for students at Rhodes University. MIP fees were dropped, and the terms of International student fees were renegotiated.
Today, mass demonstrations in Grahamstown continued, Rhodes campus went into complete shutdown-mode and barricades were guarded by groups of students.
Activists gathered in front of the Humanities department on Prince Alfred road and sang songs of freedom while they held up signs that searched for solutions, or pointed to the problems that plague our society and threaten our future.
Student activism at Rhodes University has been been slowly rising all year, as have the protests in the wider community and South Africa as a whole. But today marks a significant spark in the story – today we met the riot truck.
Political cartoonists wield their pens as weapons against injustices.
With daring lines, simple shapes and sharp words, they twist concepts and current affairs into humorous comments on the state of humanity. In the face of censorship, corruption and oppression, cartoonists stand as satirical soldiers, armed with weapons of wit, ink and imagination.
They draw the line on what is black, white and meant to be read.