Racism

Ntokozo Qwabe on disrupting whiteness and black people’s attachment to whiteness

NTOKOZO QWABE, who rose to global fame through leading the Oxford campus Rhodes Must Fall campaign does not hold back in firing bullets at...

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...

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,...

Everyone from the EFF to the waitress’s mother has spoken out...

South Africa has been lit with the Ntokozo Qwabe #WaitressTip saga - R130, 000 in donations have been raised, and a petition to rescind Qwabe's scholarship...

The waitress that Qwabe refused to tip highlights her privilege in...

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...

NWU students are mobilising a protest – and this time it’s...

It’s been a month since academic activities resumed at the North West University’s Mahikeng Campus. The campus had been shut down since February, following...

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...

There’s a world of difference between being offensive and being oppressive

As debate, not all of it polite, or cogent, rages on about Ntokozo Qwabe's refusal to tip a white waitress at Obz Cafe in...

Editorial: Activism, racism, justice and white crocodile tears

Ntokozo Qwabe's Facebook post telling the story of how he and a group of friends refused to tip a white waitress provides us with...

Here’s 10+ things the DA should apologise for

As the EFF set to launch their manifesto on Saturday, the DA put out a statement outlining 10 things that they believe the EFF, in...

So Starbucks in SA is a sip of the first world?...

Ahead of the Thursday opening of Starbucks in South Africa, Wayne Parnell attended the by-invitation-only launch of the international coffee chain in Rosebank. The...

#ValhallaMosque: When white supremacy is threatened by prayer

The conflict over the construction of the Valhalla Mosque in Pretoria is more than just an isolated display of religious intolerance. It speaks of...

Human rights? What human rights? Rich people have more rights than...

On Monday, South Africa will be commemorating Human Rights Day under the theme of Anti-Racism. This annual public holiday is to remind South Africans...

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...

Her name is Mishka Hoosen and she’s 🔥 🔥 🔥

This year's Time of the Writer festival has already served up fascinating conversations about what exactly knowledge is, and how we relate to books. But...

30 things you need to know about the Palestine-Israel conflict

There is no shortage of debate around the semantics of the Palestine-Israel conflict. SELIN KARA, a British-born human rights activist, put together...

#SeeIsraelForYourself: “It’s not apartheid. It’s worse.”

ITANI RASALANAVHO is a 31-year-old law student based in Soweto who has travelled to the West Bank in Palestine and seen the reality of...

Four lessons from South Africa’s boycott movement for Palestine

Moral force and international pressure have been described by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as two struggles which parallel the South African and Palestinian case...

A lesson in the ANC’s history of multiracialism and non-racialism

Nomboniso Gasa, a stand-in presenter on Radio 702, recently shut down a radio interview with Wanelisa Xaba, a spokesperson for UCT student movement Rhodes...

#29DaysOfBlackCosplay is another fight back against racism

The hashtag #29DaysOfBlackCosplay, which did the rounds throughout February celebrates the excellence of black cosplayers. For those of you who don't know, cosplaying is the practice...
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