Tag: Simbarashe Nyatsanza

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 […]

What is the Relationship Between Colonialism and Human Rights?

By: Simbarashe Nyatsanza On Saturday Cape Town based community action group Pathways To Free Education hosted a discussion of Professor Nelson Maldonado-Torres’ groundbreaking paper On the Coloniality of Human Rights. The discussion was held at the Salt River Community House and Maldonado-Torres himself was in attendance.The discussion’s main objective was to arrive at an understanding […]

On The Linguistic Wars Within Me: A Personal Vendetta Against Language

By: Simbarashe Nyatsanza Going back to campus after the end of every vacation always gets me nervous. I have this crippling sense of social anxiety that makes it nearly impossible to socialize with others on campus. A few of the people who have reluctantly become what I might as well call my circle of friends […]

VBS saga represents a severe lack of moral compass in SA politics

By: Simbarashe Nyatsanza Initially known as the Venda Building Society, VBS Mutual Bank is a self described ‘bona fide BBBEE organization’ that was established in 1982 as one of the earliest and possibly proudest national affimitive action initiatives. With its corporate headquarters in Rivonia, Johannesburg, and a myriad of branches in Limpopo, the first fully […]

OPINION: Faction riddled DASO UCT belongs in the dustbin of history #UCTSRC

Simbarashe Nyatsanza The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation, DASO, which holds the majority in and also leads the University of Cape Town’s SRC, has recently found itself in the spotlight for very questionable reasons.   It has recently been reported that the organisation has been experiencing tension within its ranks as a result of the removal […]

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