UCT vice-chancellor praises student for work signed off with ‘one settler‚ one bullet’

mattrudlles

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Every day the number of racist and violent remarks is increasing in SA (atleast news coverage anyway).

The Honours student is meant to be exploring the subject and formulating views; not writing about his ideologies and confirming his commitment with calls for violence.
 

Fulcrum29

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That it occurred in a thesis seems largely irrelevant.

Unless you're now arguing I can hurl racial slurs like the K word at black people or call for genocide of a particular race as long as I do it in a thesis?

I'm not aware of any special protections afforded to theses in our legal system with regards to the incitement to violence and hate speech limitations to our right to freedom of expression. If you know of any please feel free to provide them. As far as I'm aware they're treated like any other work.
Our constitution on human rights and dignity has been, uhm, questionable. I like many others believe that the SAHRC and Equality Courts are being lenient and sometimes courteous towards certain individuals and groups, and when some people are connected, they aren’t even ‘properly’ processed.

As Zuma once stated in parliament,

“You can’t have a union of half a thousand people because you have declared it as the union then expect to have the same rights. Sorry, we have more rights here because we are a majority. You have fewer rights because you are a minority. Absolutely, that’s how democracy works. So, it is a question of accepting the rules within democracy and you must operate in them.”
In its context, Lindiwe Mazibuko argued that the system is rigged and that one may not have an opinion unless you are in a union on which Zuma made the above-said statement. Essentially it came down that smaller unions has no voice meaning they are not represented by being not allowed by the law to have a say because they don’t have the vote to do so.

However, what Zuma stated is also an idea, an idea shared by the many, an idea in that context and time shared by COSATU (the many). In our system, our rights are legally secured as individuals, we are equals in a state where equality applies, but we live in a state where retribution laws, regulations and policies also apply, where some end up in the Constitutional Court. The minorities are very unpopular, as a minority you don’t have that ‘protection’ the many have, no ‘thought’, no 'voice'… no 'expression'.

I can see how this student’s work will be popular among the many.
 

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how this is allowed to continue and not be addresses at UCT shows complete lack of respect for those settlers off spring
 

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how this is allowed to continue and not be addresses at UCT shows complete lack of respect for those settlers off spring
The history of that statement starts long after the age of colonialism and settlers. It was used during Apartheid. It's clearly not aimed at ancestors, it's aimed at the descendants alive at the time of saying it.
 

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Ah crap, now Frikkie is going to feel emboldened to use his "one grenade one taxi" phrase and old soutpiel is probably going all out with his "one concentration camp, this time for the natives" phrase and the moegoe VC will have to clap clap.
 

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Anybody reading it.
Which would usually be? Playing Devils advocate here and surely only a small handful of people such would read it? It being a thesis and all. Not saying it's right but think that's what EADC is trying to get across.
 

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Which would usually be? Playing Devils advocate here and surely only a small handful of people such would read it? It being a thesis and all. Not saying it's right but think that's what EADC is trying to get across.
Well it was just a thesis until someone praised it on twitter.
 

porchrat

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Which would usually be? Playing Devils advocate here and surely only a small handful of people such would read it? It being a thesis and all. Not saying it's right but think that's what EADC is trying to get across.
Whether it is or not it remains irrelevant. Something doesn't no longer become hate speech or an incitement to violence because it isn't in popular media.

For example a racist remark is a racist remark, whether you say it in the comfort of your own home or out on the street.
 

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Whether it is or not it remains irrelevant. Something doesn't no longer become hate speech or an incitement to violence because it isn't in popular media.

For example a racist remark is a racist remark, whether you say it in the comfort of your own home or out on the street.
Lets also not forget that this fellow put the remark on twitter. Twice.

This is not a valid point.
 
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