BD Live | Chris Thurman:

As I wrote my column last week, the deadlock between protesting students and executives at the University of Cape Town (UCT) was morphing into violent conflict: defaced statues, burnt paintings, burnt vehicles, rubber bullets, tear gas, arrests. But once the smoke had cleared, the causes of these effects remained uncertain… Read more

Image: Students from several universities protested at the Union Buildings in Pretoria last year. There is something perverse in taking pleasure from burning art works, the writer says. Picture: SOWETAN