UCT condemns ‘divisive’ language in in paper signed off with ‘one settler, one bullet’

Phakeng replied: “Yasss! MA here we come!”

According to the abstract‚ the project argues that SA is a settler-colonial society that was built and maintained through conquest.

“The settler and the natives’ relationship is a construction which orders its identity through violence‚” writes Mlandu.

The paper aims to understand how this relationship is sustained.

Mlandu argues that “there is something that sustains the relationship between the native and the settler apart from the economic disparities between the two”.

“This is not to say that the material inequalities between the two are not important‚ but it is to say that‚ that is not sufficient enough to explain what governs the two portraits of the coloniser and the colonised.”

UCT distanced itself and condemned the language which it called “divisive and in our view not constructive”.

Moholola said: “Language such as this does not advance our vision of an institution that is inclusive and committed to social justice issues … We live in a constitutional democracy‚ where freedom of speech is enshrined in our constitution. Individuals must take personal responsibility for exercising that right.”

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