Statues of liberty?: attitudes towards apartheid and colonial statues

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): B.Roberts, S.Swartz, J.Struwig, S.Gordon
KEYWORDS: APARTHEID, COLONIALISM
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9264

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Abstract

A little over a year ago, the #RhodesMustFall campaign resulted in the removal of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the University of Cape Town campus. This action focused renewed attention on issues of race, redress, restitution, social cohesion and active citizenship in South Africa. But little is known of the views of the general public in relation to statues of apartheid and colonial leaders. The authors address the gap by examining data from the 2015 round of SASAS.