‘Racist’ Statue of Theodore Roosevelt to be Removed from New York’s American Museum of Natural History

A statue of Theodore Roosevelt will be removed from its place in front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that the statue, which has stood at the West Entrance of Central Park for 80 years, will be taken down after years of accusations that bronze figure affirms racist and colonialist ideals. The statue portrays the 26th president on horseback, with a Black man and Native American man standing on each side. Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt. (Photot: Fox News…

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The Murky Waters of Housing Allocations in South Africa

The following op-ed is a collaborative effort by Sipesihle Mguga and Zimkhitha Mhlahlo of the Legal Resources Centre. Throughout history, land and housing have been recognised as primary sources of wealth, social status, power and more importantly, security. They are the basis for shelter, and food. The need for adequate housing has never been as pronounced as in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa. Access to land and housing enables people to comply with the lockdown restrictions, practice physical distancing, and have the will and ability to…

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