University of Cape Town
SAX Appeal, a satirical magazine produced and distributed as a part of the traditional Remember and Give (RAG) festivities of UCT, caused a great deal of uproar this year due to its controversial cover.
The cover is of a white man in a well-fitted dark suit holding a whip and looking out of a window with a view of a township. Many commentators felt as though the cover was racist and was a mockery of the poor. RAG apologised for the cover, stating that the intention was to incite discussion on the “problematic power relations in South Africa”.
Some members of society were supportive of the cover due to this reasoning. However, some students who had taken part in the distribution of the magazine were also upset.