Tag : south africa

Is Mandela’s Dream Dead?

2 months ago / 0 comments

“I DREAM OF AN AFRICA WHICH IS IN PEACE WITH ITSELF” – NELSON MANDELA The African National Congress (ANC) has long fought for a unified and democratic South Africa. It was formed in 1912 as a response to institutional racism in the exclusively white South African government. Before its ban … Read More

Fees Must Fall: Cape Town’s Struggle for Academic Equality

12 months ago / 0 comments

From the perspective of a Leeds student on her year abroad at the University of Cape Town, The Gryphon explores the mistreatment of students fighting for free education in South Africa. Exam season in Cape Town. The regulation bag check and ID scan grant you entry onto the University of … Read More

Sibongile Tshabalala – ‘Battling HIV in South Africa’

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Sibongile Tshabalala, activist and chairperson of Treatment Action Campaign, about the continuing fight against HIV and the struggle to make treatment affordable. In the early Noughties, 1700 South Africans died per day as a result of diseases caused by HIV. Antiretroviral drugs, also known as ARVs, … Read More

Same old problems for England

2 years ago / 0 comments

The harrowing 340 run defeat for England on Monday, being bowled out by an inspired South African attack, demonstrated the limitations this England side has faced over the past 18 months.  A loss after a victory is something that we as England fans have become accustomed to and it would … Read More

Why is My Rebellion White?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Features editor Jessie Florence-Jones looks at the whitewashing of punk and its still thriving existence in Asia and Africa. When someone says punk, the first thing to come to mind for most people is a safety pin through a body part, a load of studs and a mohawk. Growing up … Read More

Pistorius: A Symbol of South Africa’s Gun Problem

3 years ago / 0 comments

In 2013, Oscar Pistorius awoke in his home, picked up a 9mm pistol, and fired four gunshots into a bathroom door, fatally wounding his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Last year, the South African athlete was found guilty of the culpable homicide (analogous to manslaughter) of Steenkamp, but this verdict has been … Read More

England Battled Away by South Africa

3 years ago / 0 comments

AFTER England’s diabolical performance at the Cricket World Cup last year, Coach Trevor Bayliss insisted his side would embrace the new, fearless brand of one-day cricket proving to be so successful for other nations. Since then, England have recorded one-day series victories over Pakistan and World Cup runners-up New Zealand as … Read More

England secure momentous away series win

3 years ago / 0 comments

ENGLAND will head into their cricketing summer on a high after a deserving 2-1 series win away to the world number one test playing nation, South Africa. However, despite the win, England are still left with many unanswered questions in their top order batting, a problem that has been lingering for … Read More

Cook’s Lions Ready to Pounce on Rebuilding South Africa

3 years ago / 0 comments

AFTER a disappointing tour of the UAE, a resurgent England travel to South Africa looking to take advantage of a demoralised, underperforming and rebuilding number one test team in the world. Despite losing their most recent series 2-0 to Pakistan, Cook’s side are surely to perform better in conditions far more … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa

3 years ago / 0 comments

Bryony is a third year Philosophy and Politics student on her year abroad in South Africa. She’s been living in Cape Town for almost four months now, and is yet to climb Table Mountain. She has been keeping up her coffee intake though, so at least she hasn’t failed in … Read More