Savo Heleta

UCT Rhodes Must Fall

A decolonised curriculum will not neglect other knowledge systems. Universities still have to develop graduates knowledgeable about the world and all its complexity. However, the education must be free from Western epistemological domination, Eurocentrism, epistemic violence and worldviews that were designed to degrade, exploit and subjugate Africans and other formerly colonised peoples.


Savo Heleta analyses Sudan’s current political situation and asks how suitable and feasible the planned April 2010 elections are. He argues that the Sudan’s current state, with so many unresolved issues, would complicate an election and ‘would not lead to pluralism and democracy, but rather to instability, further polarisation and post-election chaos’. Furthermore, Heleta holds that the current election plan is so complex that its success is questionable, particularly given the extent of more his review of recent events in the Sudanese Darfur crisis, Savo Heleta assesses the role of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebel group. With its explicit goal of overthrowing the current Bashir regime, Heleta argues, the JEM represents a potentially revolutionary movement, one whose egalitarian, pro-justice more

Savo Heleta looks at the ways death tolls are manipulated for political ends and argues the same could be happening in Darfur.

The conflict in Darfur, now in its sixth year, is for a long time one of the prime news around the world. Other conflicts come and go, but Darfur is receiving extensive coverage ever since the American government officials called the conflict genocide in the late 2004.

The fighting in Darfur broke out in 2003, when two rebel groups took up arms against more