In the name of Steve Bantu Biko: Stellenbosch University

Black is Not The Absence Of Light.

15/05/2017                                                                                         Thobeka Nkabinde

Steve Biko began to analyse and criticise the current state of the nation. He was a medical student at Natal University. Elected SRC member and expelled from Wentworth in 1972. Steve Bantu Biko born December 18th 1946,  spearheaded the Black Consciousness Movement. His death, a product of Apartheid and the then corrupted medical profession.  

Today, an art piece with the face of Steve Biko rests quietly on the walls of the department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.

BOLD.

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(above): the picture of Steve Biko in Stellenbosch University

There has been a call for higher institutions to start to start looking more African. We no longer want them to architecturally look like western structures with the backdrop of an African aesthetic. The painting of Biko at the entrance and another of the 1956 Women’s March aims at creating an African narrative…

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