PICTURE: ADRIAN DE KOCK How on earth does one justify disrupting the launch of a cookery book to protest against rape? This happened at the Woordfees in Stellenbosch last week, and begs the question: did that silly event herald the end of the student uprising?The logic seems to have been this: members of Afriforum, out to protect a statue on campus, used sexual expletives against anti-Afrikaans protesters, who then accused them of propagating rape. Because Afriforum is an organisation run by Afrikaners, Open Stellenbosch gave itself the mandate to disrupt Woordfees — in which Afriforum played no part — because it is a largely-Afrikaans arts festival.And so a movement that promised so much to help clear South Africa’s heads of apartheid cobwebs, has degenerated into racial profiling of the crudest sort.After a science centre that served 10 000 people was burned, a ludicrous purple face debacle and humiliation at the hands of rugby thugs, the only real political change achieved so far...

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