Racism

Here’s What Went Down In The Greenside Fight

You may have seen the videos - a large group of people engaged in multiple fights on a street in Greenside, Johannesburg....

Coconut Kelz On Achieving The Right (White) Standard Of Beauty

BOOK EXTRACT When she was last spotted on the crossroads of Swart and Gevaar Roads, Coconut Kelz was drinking...

#ApartheidFlag Ruling A Non-Racialism Milestone

ANALYSIS The Equality Court has declared that displaying the apartheid flag without good reason constitutes hate speech. Deputy judge...

#IStandWithIlhan: Ilhan Omar Pushes Pro-BDS Bill Despite Harsh Criticism

NEWS ANALYSIS United States congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been through the most, but she won’t be deterred. Despite United...

Systemic Prejudice In The UK, And Visa Refusals for African Academics

COMMENT Accusations of institutional racism continue to be directed towards the United Kingdom’s Home Office following a parliamentary inquiry...

UKZN Is Still A Colonial Institution

COMMENT Last month, the Witness published a story of one Mr Vincent Luxolo Mtyende, a lecturer at the University...

Is Blackface Just A White People Thing?

COMMENT By LAWRENCE MASHIYANE After seeing a viral video of Batswana comedian, William Last KRM, a...

Zindzi Mandela, And The Limits On Black Pain

Far from scrambling to silence the ambassador’s comments on land, the government should be wondering why it is allowing itself to be...

Jumping Through Hoops For White People’s Change

COMMENT The Johannesburg northern suburbs seem to be turning into one big circus. Pantsula dancers, jugglers on unicycles and...

What We Learned About Social Justice In Ramadan

COLUMN Social justice is intrinsically linked to the Islamic faith. The Qur’an (3:104) calls on Muslims to “be a...

Panyaza Lesufi Is Gauteng Education MEC Again

On Wednesday, David Makhura the incoming premier of Gauteng announced his new administration and shuffled Panyaza Lesufi out of the education portfolio....

‘Apartheid Flag Is Hate Speech’ – Nelson Mandela Foundation

On Tuesday, arguments were heard in the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s case before the Equality Court that displaying the apartheid-era flag of South...

Afrophobia, Islamophobia & White Supremacy: Join The Dots

COMMENT To those who felt that the #ChristChurch attacks represented some white dude's (supremacist) hatred of Islam and Muslims...

Proudly Celebrate Colonialism And Apartheid Flag At This Cape Town Restaurant

COMMENT The Quentin at Oakhurst, a restaurant nestled between the leafy suburbs of Constantia and Hout Bay. Its walls are decorated...

Government Must Force Universities To Transform

It's been 22 years since the passing of Higher Education Act, Act 101 of 1997 and Education White Paper 3: A Programme for the...

Why Abantu Book Fest Needs To Reconsider Its White People Stance

The Abantu Book Festival took place for the third year in a row this past weekend, and more people than ever attended. The festival...

Denigrate The EFF At Your Own Peril: A Response To Prince...

Not so long-ago political analysts and mainstream commentators were already writing the eulogy of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) because of the election of...

Giving White People Honest Feedback About Racism

Noted antiracism practitioner Dr Robin Di Angelo, who coined the term white fragility, talks about how in her workshops she asks people of colour...

Why Iran Matters to Africa

What do the human rights of minorities in Iran, in the Middle East, have to do with Africans, writes MAZIAR BAHARI. I started to answer...

Meeting The Challenge Of Social Cohesion

On Thursday, the Development Democracy Program held its first International Social Cohesion in Durban, aimed at elevating and deliberating conversations about social cohesion above...
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