University of Cape Town

The emotive (and inconclusive) Rhodes debate

Some 15 years ago, one militant nationalist demanded that Cecil John Rhodes’ remains must be exhumed from the picturesque Matopos Hills in Zimbabwe. He was so militant that he captured the nation’s attention, but his activism would soon die out. But that was not the end of it, 10 years later, and this time led by a government minister, another campaign was launched to have … [Read More...]


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