Why apartheid must never be forgiven

Many of us have not healed from the wounds the legacy of colonialism and apartheid left us, and we’re not going to forgive anyone for it anytime soon. For this, we are unapologetic - #SorryNotSorry. There are a couple of factors that make both colonialism and apartheid unforgivable. The ineffectiveness and Christian-ethical imposition of forgiveness under the farce called the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The lack of justice for the mothers, widows and children who are left with questions about where the bones of…

A love letter to Black matriculants

I’m not sure what I want to say to you and how I want to say it. All I know is, at this very moment, you probably need a love letter. Everyone is comparing your province with another. Everyone is sharing photos of the one who got however many distinctions and accolades. Whether you have passed or not, there is gnawing insecurity about how you could have done better. I want to tell you; you are enough. In fact, not only are you enough, but the social conditions and the obstacles over which you ascended as a young, Black…

Why is violence on Black women’s bodies so normalised on our screen that we don’t even blink?

I have been listening and reading some of the things being said about‪ #‎RememberKhwezi‬. I think I have come out with more questions than answers. 1. So you have just seen women being violated on TV by bodyguards and your concern is for Jacob Zuma? Why is violence on Black women's so normalized on our screen that we don't even blink? 2. Why does Simamkele Dlakavu have to account for Julius Malema's patriarchy and rape apologist stances? 3. Why do we insist on seeing Black women as one dimensional beings with no agency? Why…

The waitress that Qwabe refused to tip highlights her privilege in Facebook response

Ashleigh Schultz, the waitress that Ntokozo Qwabe refused to tip, has responded to the whole saga Facebook. She says that she is astonished that this has received a lot of attention and that many people have stood up against racism. WANELISA XABA had this to say about it. The waitress responds. It seems as though she experienced racism: 1. It seems that she is astonished that people of her skin colour get so much attention. 2. It seems that because she experienced racism, Ntokozo Qwabe's ancestors went to her ancestors and…