The Case for the Lillian Ngoyi Building

Stellenbosch University has recently announced that the Wilcocks building will be renamed. To say that this decision has been a…

Up-ending student leadership in our “new reality”

The past few months of 2020 have witnessed a flurry of opinion pieces written about this pandemic milieu in which…

The Achilles Heel of Conservation

Conservation globally is a challenging battle. Movements against climate change, plastic pollution and deforestation in the Amazon are on the…

A Queer-llaboration

The month of June is known globally as World Pride Month, a month that celebrates and brings awareness to the…

On “Victimhood”: the Realities and Fictions

On 16th November 2018, an opinion piece by Mariné Bothma was published on Netwerk24. In this piece, Bothma attributes the…

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Mental Health Needs to be Prioritised on our Campuses, 2.0

A year later and nothing has changed – the deadly crisis is still developing on our campus with little to…

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SU Leads Rooiplein mass meeting

Facilitating the resistance at SU Leads 2018

To fully understand why I believe that the Rooiplein discussion that took place during the SULeads Conference should become the…

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“Boys will be boys, right?”

Where do we draw the line between tradition and toxicity? A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my residence’s…

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Yes, Die Matie, We can and We will Protest

In a recent editorial piece, Die Matie’s editor, Lian van Wyk, expressed some pointed criticisms of protests on campus, and used the LLL Village protest on the 21st of August…

Youth Day has come and gone again, and our youth are still suffering

16 June is an important date on our national calendar. It is a day of remembrance for the heroic students who protested against discrimination on the grounds of race, colour…

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The Sad State of Activism, Leadership and Ideology on Campus

2019 has already been a busy and exhausting year, packed with concerning events, decisions and activities that have been taking place on our campus at Stellenbosch University. For many students,…

A protestor at the Woordfees Launch dinner. Photo by Lonwabo Nkonzo.

Shuttle fees: the aftermath

There are still many questions left after Stellenbosch University announced that its shuttle fee has been “suspended”. Some of the short-term questions include whether the suspension is permanent, or just…

Up-ending student leadership in our “new reality”

The past few months of 2020 have witnessed a flurry of opinion pieces written about this pandemic milieu in which…

The Achilles Heel of Conservation

Conservation globally is a challenging battle. Movements against climate change, plastic pollution and deforestation in the Amazon are on the…

A tale of the past and present

I was five years old in a church when a woman stood to give the children a story. In the…

“We Are the World”

At the start of this year, I stood in my mother’s house watching the BBC report on the new virus…

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