Racism

Racism is not just the k-word

Activist, KOKETSO MOETI, describes how black people's daily experiences of racism aren't just in the outward expressions and name-calling, but in daily language and...

Black students are still a long, long way from being free...

MALAIKA EYOH, a grade 12 student at Pretoria High School for Girls, points out that while the media attention following protests at the school has...

Max Du Preez: On Fighting Against Apartheid As Media

From the late 70s to the early 90s, South Africa saw some truly turbulent times. Journalist and social commentator Max Du Preez was at...

In Defence Of Safe Spaces

Safe spaces are often mocked and misunderstood. Those who are excluded from certain safe spaces feel discriminated against or feel that it is a...

White Liberals Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The attention and political discourse that is emerging as a result of the recent racist outbursts like that of Adam Catzavelos, Vicki Momberg, Penny...

It is the system itself that is violent

Sam Van Heerden says that if we do not see the hypocrisy in raging against damage done to property while being wholly indifferent to the...

Bloodbath In Gaza: “The only thing that makes Israelis stronger than...

In the wake of the surge in violence in Gaza when protests turned deadly on 14 May, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) shares the human face...

All apologies at Woodstock bicycle store accused of racism

A journalist’s allegations of racism at a bicycle repair shop in Cape Town has turned the spotlight back on racial profiling in South Africa. Dear...

Pietermaritzburg Girls High: codes of conduct won’t fix entrenched racism

Monday’s social media storm around racism at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, where a white pupil allegedly used the k-word to describe black pupils, is...

There’s a F***-up at Wits and management is having none of...

A Wits student, Zama Mthunzi, is due to appear before the South African Human Rights Commission this week for wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with...

What are students demanding from #FeesMustFall?

Students around the country have taken to campuses and the streets to call for free education. However, student groups at different universities are not united...

So can black people be racist?

The last few months have exposed the loopholes of the fabled rainbow nation. We've been reminded of the structural faults beneath the image of black and white...

Our Fav “Players Tribune” Pieces This World Cup

We've seen their triumphs, their losses and their celebrations. But do we really know anything about the person behind the footballing legend? An American...

UWC students respond to Prof Xolela Mangcu

Self-indulgent Professor Xolela Mangcu misread our protest, write Nangamso Bomvana, Ncedisa Mpemnyama and Marx Mtoto. On Thursday the 26th of May, the Centre for Humanities...

Eusebius shows us we need academic justice as much as we...

This is the prepared text of the 2016 DCS Oosthuizen Academic Freedom Memorial Lecture that was delivered by Eusebius Mckaiser at the university currently...

As the Phakeng incident shows, UCT views black excellence with suspicion...

Reading about the attacks on Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the deputy vice chancellor (DVC) for Research and Internationalisation at the University of Cape Town (UCT)...

UP students are unhappy with racial dynamics in residences

Students at the University of Pretoria (UP) held a mass meeting last week to complain of a lack of inclusivity and what they say...

7 things you should know from black writers on writing about...

On Wednesday evening, writers Panashe Chigumadzi and Eusebius McKaiser headed a panel at the Time of the Writer festival entitled "Why Must a Black...

How Anti-Racism Week’s Campaign Fails To Get To The Root Of...

On Tuesday, the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA) launched the official 2018 Anti-Racism Week which is to take place from 14 to 21 March...

Why we cannot justify the actions of the white man at...

This long weekend once again saw Facebook explode with racial tension. Angry BLACK WOMAN vs Angry WHITE MAN. So many opinions littered across every...
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