Racism

Frantz Fanon: father of decolonisation

Frantz Omar Fanon, the psychiatrist, revolutionary and father of decolonisation, would be 92 years old. Born on the French colony Martinique, the...

Education MEC to probe high school following girls’ outcry

Pretoria High School for Girls will be investigated by Gauteng Department of Education authorities following allegations of racism against the institution. “You have my support,...

Who is Ahed Tamimi and why should South Africans care?

The trip I took to Palestine in December 2014 granted me the opportunity to better understand what life under Israeli occupation looked and felt...

South African filmmaker thrown down the stairs by Airbnb host in...

A South African was the victim of an alleged racially-motivated attack by her Airbnb host in Amsterdam on 8 July. Filmmaker Sibahle ‘Steve’ Nkumbi was...

“I feel like every time I’m in white spaces, I have...

Navigating a world that is very much still white - as a black person - takes its toll on black people. Navigating between black...

This Is Why You Should Never Compare Black People To Monkeys

On Tuesday, The Times published a cartoon by Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro, which depicted the NPA's Shaun Abrahams as a monkey doing...

Emmanuel Macron can’t seem to stop his Africa gaffes

French President Emmanuel Macron seems determined to carry on the proud tradition of Western leaders making the worst comments about the people of Africa,...

Racism at PMB Girls’ High goes further than the k-word

Alice Draper, who matriculated from Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School in 2015, reflects on the institutional racism at the school. She says that, despite regular...

Everything must change at St John’s, says concerned parent

Tensions are escalating at prestigious private school in Johannesburg St. John’s College following their lacklustre handling of a teacher found guilty of racism. Concerned...

‘Five Fingers For Marseilles’ Is A Haunting Meditation On Failure

"Why did you come back? Once you turned the world upside down and ran. Now you are here and it starts again." What happens after...

Decolonisation must begin at schools

I am a student at the university currently known as Rhodes. Our struggle for decolonisation remains urgent, and unfulfilled. Meanwhile, the struggle for decolonisation...

Publisher of racist book’s attempts at redemption rejected

A children’s book that sparked outrage across the country because of its racist representation of coloured culture is a prime example of good intentions...

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...

Pressure to transform grows at St. John’s College

Management at prestigious Johannesburg private school St John’s College (SJC) is still in hot water, despite the dismissal of a teacher found guilty of...

Coloured stereotype uproar amplifies calls for publisher transformation

The need for black and coloured-owned book publishers has once again risen after Logogog, a Johannesburg-based book company, was accused of publishing a book...

So, what’s the best way to teach children about the history...

A private school in Johannesburg has clarified accusations that it had forced black students to carry a dompas as part of a school project. Nandi...

Is Blackface Just A White People Thing?

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

Empire Files: 10 Shocking Ways Israel Mistreats Africans

The Zionist state is not only about the creation of a Jewish state but also about creating a white supremacist state. Notwithstanding their...

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...

In Defence of Ntokozo, Wandile, and Black Political Agency

A *Biko Disciple argues that much of the discussion surrounding the now infamous Obz Cafe incident attributed to Ntokozo Qwabe reveals problems of white supremacy, anti-blackness,...
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