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The University of Cape Town has renamed its Palm Court Residence in Mowbray in honour of Harold Cressy.
In 1910 Harold Cressy was the first Coloured person to gain a degree studying at a South AFrican institution when he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCT which was then known as the South African College.
Published in Community News
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:42

Davy's Fire - The Film & The Story Behind It

What later happened in Wentworth, in Eden Park and presently plays itself out in Klipspruit, Eldorado Park, first started in Davidsonville, Roodepoort…
This post 1994 struggle of Coloureds to attain equality and to oppose unfair discrimination brought on them by Black supremacists, needs to be told.
Published in Entertainment News

Keen and talented young soccer player Travis van Wyk - Julies of Elsies River who plays for the Life Zone Soccer club based in Kensington is among a selected group of their players invited to participate in an Educational, Cultural and Football tour to Sweden from 23 June to 15 July 2017.
The 12 year old has been a top performer at his club for the past three seasons and has received numerous trophies and medals for his efforts.

Published in Community News

The Capetonian who seems to always be on a mission to do something extraordinary and who single-handedly took Cape Town and South Africa by storm with his #WaydesWelcome campaign has a new mission.
Clint White's new brainchild, 7 Steps Hub, is already forging full-steam ahead.

Published in Community News

Tracy Gore has come up with an innovative way to fund her daughter’s education.

The highly talented designer is a single mother from Cape Town and she simply wants to give her daughter the best in life, including the best possible education.

Published in Articles

If most of the striking students were pampered pooches striking for increased privileges or the guarantee of existing privileges it would be another story altogether – but that’s not the case, is it?

What we have here are institutions that were created for a privileged and wealthy minority (indicated by the ridiculously expensive tuition and deposit fees) designed to consign generation after generation of our youth (particularly those from disadvantaged groups) to lives of servitude.

Published in Opinions

Twilight for Children's Educational Rights in Blikkiesdorp - Picture: Facebook - Molo Songololo
We have for the past few years been saying that there is nothing temporary about the abomination called the Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area or as it is better known, Blikkiesdorp. Even if the people are moved to proper housing in the near future, they will be permanently stuck with all manner of scars.

As if suffering the indignation of being forced to move there is not enough, a further clear violation of human rights, specifically children's rights is happening right under our noses as there are, according to the children's rights charity Molo Songololo, at least 43 children in Blikkiesdorp who are being denied enrolment in school.

Published in In The News

Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? with his certificate for named Lead SA Hero of The Month for April 2016 - Photo via Lead SA
Congratulations to Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? on being named Lead SA Hero of The Month for April 2016.
Emile is a founding member of the Hip Hop group Black Noise and among other things he also heads up the Heal The Hood Project.
We at bruinou.com are proud to be associated with Emile YX? and we are also grateful for his support  and content contributions throughout the years.

Published in In The News

Students protest at UWC, Cape Town, 1976 - Picture: www,sahistory.org
The idea of making the commemoration of 16 June 1976 more relevant to where we live or where we are from, no matter where that is in South Africa, has always been tugging at my sleeves.
There was especially this sense that very little was being done to honour and commemorate those young struggle heroes from the Western Cape where I live and acknowledge their part in the 1976 student uprisings.

Each year I try to look at different things that can get us a little closer to this idea and this year I have come across an initiative that very much ties in with it. Added to that, I have also found my own personal way of commemorating the youth from my own area who have lost their lives shaping our collective future.

Finding the Hidden Histories
Based in Mowbray Cape Town, The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is launching an oral and documentary history project that will draw focus to how the 1976 Student Uprising unfolded in greater Cape Town.

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