Archive for the ‘AFRICA’ Category

The following was removed from my facebook page : censorship & ignorance. “Nakedness is not a lack of dignity. It is resistence against those who would strip you of your dignity. Women’s breasts are a powerful semiotic of resistance. The most vulnerable part of our bodies, the source of nurturing to humanity – including men […]


8/10 podcast BBC Thinking Allowed : Eviction/s (starts @11.45mins) Its mostly women & children. NO one is up in arms! Why? #gentrification UK USA & #capetown #ApartheidDesignedCitiesMustFall #ApartheidDesignMustFall #patriarchyMustFall #decolonise LINK podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0742mqb If the link doesn’t work use HOLA to access the site http://hola.org/ and use UK based connection. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0742mqb photo by Odette Herbert […]


Dear Ignorance, I have a problem with the word imperialist. From time imperial can be synonymised with Regal, majestic, and sovereign – You can go ahead and miss me with that imperialist bull quick Because Rhodes didn’t ‘regally’ rob my people. Neither did he ‘majestically’ murder the masses of bodies now lying in unmarked graves. […]


Wow! Impressive lecture/discussion with Prof.Achille Mbembe, 29Apr, organised by UCT:Rhodes Must Fall collective (RMF). Decolonising ‪#‎africa‬ ‪#‎america‬. Video/recorded see: ‪#‎rhodesmustfall‬ YouTube RMF in Conversation with Achille Mbembe Part 1 https://youtu.be/g-lU4BCsL8w Part 2 http://youtu.be/mc4RSN_05ow Videographer : Wandile Kasibe Via facebook: UCT: Rhodes Must Fall . Collage by ‪#‎odetteherbert‬ . ‪#AchilleMbembe #‎uct‬ ‪#‎decolonise‬ ‪#‎institutions‬ ‪#‎spaces‬ ‪#‎mustbedone‬ #RhodesMustFall […]


The LGBTQIA movement were the founders of the Rhodes Must Fall Movement at the University of Cape Town (UCT). This is what makes the movement extraordinary & why it has taken off world wide. [LGBTQIA = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual] “Rhodes Must Fall: How black women claimed their place” M&G Without black […]


University of Cape Town – Last week [March 2015], shit was thrown at the bronze of Cecil Rhodes (1853 – 1903) on campus. He donated the land to build UCT on. “The Rhodes statue is ridiculous. How do you steal a million square miles of Africa and then want recognition for donating some of it […]


UCT‬ ‪#‎decolonisation‬ has began 23.4.15 (128mins) discussion. ‎ Here are key words I picked up. ‪#‎rhodesmustfall‬ ‪#‎fase2‬ ‪#‎transformation‬ #change ‪#‎intersectionality‬‬ ‪#‎gender‬ #sexuality #misogynist ‪#‎history‬ ‪#‎ours‬ ‪#interests #humanity ‪#‎needs‬ ‪#‎truth #21years ‪#‎kenya‬ ‪#‎ghana‬ #neoliberal #business ‪#‎white supremacy‬ ‬‪#‎enslavement‬ ‪#whiteness #‎narrative‬ ‪#‎deconstruction‬ ‪#‎reconstruction‬ ‪#‎academia‬ ‪#‎knowledge‬ ‪#‎power‬ ‪#‎safespaces‬ ‪#‎epistemology‬ ‪‪#‎hegemony #‎critical history‬‬ ‪#‎patriarchy‬ #university of capetown #ubuntu #decolonisation […]


Absolutely must see, the resistance, anti apartheid posters, 1st time seen together, ever. Also they are a celebration to 20 Years of democracy in South Africa and the continued vigilance to protect our constitution (which was also designed just like these posters were) #opendesignct #wdcct I was moved standing amongst them – took me right back to […]


Art is a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent their fundamental view of human nature.” – Marcel Proust The Brave New World show, is on untill 1st November. A must see! 7 enormous rooms – about a kilometer of walking, to […]


500+ people came to the opening of this magnificent exhibition at the South African Iziko National Gallery (ISANG). Curated by fine artist, Ernestine White & Andrea Lewis. 7 massive rooms of art, beautifully displayed. The place was packed with a good demographic mix. The evening ‘First Thursday of the month’ art walkabout in Cape Town has really […]