HALF ART: If self-incrimination stirs no outrage, beware

Business Day Live | Chris Thurman:


Some testimonies change the world. Sometimes, bearing witness — that bold act of using words to speak one’s own “truth” to power — seems to accomplish nothing.



Adejoke Tugbiyele’s work, 3_Hate Thy Neighbour, is part of her exhibition, Testimony, at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Picture: Supplied

Last week, Eastern Cape publication the Daily Dispatch exposed a plot by the registrar at the University of Fort Hare to sabotage the activities of the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (Daso), which won this year’s Student Representative Council (SRC) elections. The newspaper published a recorded conversation in which Professor Mike Somniso described his plan to use uMkhonto weSizwe veterans to disrupt Daso events using physical force…


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