In recent years there’s been serious contestations for and about the legacy of Bantu Biko; concerted efforts by both intellectauls as well as politicians to approprite Biko for their own agendas. Various groups and individuals, whether political, social or grassroots,
It is always interesting to read the headlines that follow after students contest spaces. One of the media outlet reports, “Acclaimed writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o interrupted during UCT lecture”. I must admit, I could not help but laugh a bit.
Nothing dramatizes the continued silencing, burial and incarceration of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe like the recent article by the esteemed University of Cape Town Professor, Xolela Mangcu. The article, titled ‘Imagining Our Institutions As They Should Be’, was meant to be