The UCT Academics Union have approved a statement on #RhodesMustFall by an overwhelming majority. For those who are following this issue, here is that statement.
The emotions and politics of protests like #RhodesMustFall can lead us to forget that politically effective is not necessarily the same thing as intellectually virtuous.
The statue of Cecil John Rhodes on UCT’s main campus is currently attracting significant protest action. As important as symbolism is, let’s keep in mind that it’s not all that matters.
Balancing the interests of those who claim (and feel) offence with the interests of those who would like to provoke thought isn’t easy. In general, though, acceding to those who are most sensitive might cost us the ability to read texts outside of our subjective preferences.
Nostalgia came to visit, as the editor of a collection of poems intended as a set-work for high school students asked for permission to use this old poem of mine.
The Independent Media’s panel tasked with advising on what to do about offensive comments on newspaper websites recently released its report. Here’s my take on it.
A roundup of impressions from the 4-day low carb high fat conference, held in Cape Town in February 2015, and featuring most of the big names in LCHF research.
Marika Sboros presents herself as a health journalist, but you’d be making a mistake to get your health reporting from her. Biznews.com is a haven for pseudoscience and sloppy thinking.
A note on the 2015 issue of Sax Appeal and why I think the cover image a poor attempt at satire.
This is probably a big mistake, but here are some thoughts on homophobia, the Constitution, and on whether service providers should be allowed to discriminate.