Month: April 2019

Fallism: A Necessary Paradigm Shift #FeesMustFall

By: Simbarashe NyatsanzaI was not actively involved in the wave of student protests that rocked the country between May 2015 and November 2016. These were the Fallist protest movements triggered by the surreptitiously explicit culture of anti-blackness at the University of Cape Town (UCT), that found resonance with and captured the imagination of students across […]

There Is No Free Education in South Africa: Reflections on The #FeesMustFall Generation

By: Asemahle Gwala The date is 17 October 2016, just little more than ten months after I first graced the hallowed yet thorny grounds of Nelson Mandela University. After a fairly peaceful sleep, we woke up to the blasting sounds of stun grenades flying through the air in the sweltering weather. The university had just […]

Win tickets to the SA Cheese Festival in Stellenbosch

Two lucky Vernac News readers will each win two tickets to the 18th South African Cheese Festival at Sandringam, Stellenbosch.Set in the picturesque winelands, the Cheese Festival is billed as the biggest culinary event in South Africa, and runs for three days from Friday 26 April until Sunday 28 April 2019.   Organized by Agri-Expo, […]

Problematising umthathi: A conversation on perfection

By: Ndumiso Mdayi   Lewis Gordon, in his paper ‘Through the Zone of Nonbeing: A Reading of Black Skin, White Masks in Celebration of Fanon’s Eightieth Birthday‘ writes:   […] Europe sought to become ontological; it sought to become what dialecticians call “Absolute Being.” Such Being stood in the way of human being or a human way of being. It […]

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