Racism

#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...

RhodesMustFall on 702: In defence of Nomboniso Gasa

Rhodes lecturer VASHNA JAGARNATH explains why Nombonisa Gasa's engagement of Wanelisa Xaba on #RhodesMustFall is an example of the rigorous debate and engagement that...

If You Are A White South African, Please Read This

COMMENT I was really, really scared to put this online. But that fear, is the exact reason why I am doing it, writes LISA GOLDEN. Yesterday...

They Beat Us up Because We Disturbed Their Rugby Game

On Monday afternoon a group of protesters allegedly interrupted a rugby game at the University of Free State in a bid to...

It’s easy for the ANC to use race as a campaign...

On Friday, the ANC in an act of absurdity, marched against itself. The ANC (movement) will have an anti-racism march to deliver a memorandum...

Why your shirt shouldn’t say “fuck white people”

A video has popped up on YouTube by South African Renaldo Gouws who speaks about why wearing a shirt which says “Fuck white people,”...

Responses to #Shackville: is it time to put South Africa in...

Students who set “historic paintings” ablaze at the University of Cape Town on Tuesday have been criticised for their actions, as if being homeless...

What happened when I tried to interview a black man who...

QINISO MBILI discovered he had no choice but to nod along to the vitriol – because there is some sense to it. It is exhausting...

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...

Keep calm and let the students disrupt injustice: a response to...

As township struggle seeps into elite spaces such as the university, many privileged academics and university managers have become terrified of what they perceive...

“Black Muslims are getting tired of being considered less of a...

At the end of 2015, the hashtag #BlackInMSA went viral on social media, sparking a conversation around the experiences of black Muslims as they...

Hashtag, power to the people

We've become accustomed to seeing hashtags everywhere - from adverts to protest placards. TSHEPO RAMONYALUOE ponders the ability of hashtags to change the course of...

Oh look! Penny Sparrow has black friends!

A hilarious video of Penny Sparrow's "black friends" entitled "Wonderful, Thoughtful Black People" has been doing the rounds - and trust us, you have...

Those times Gareth Cliff pushed the limits and got away with...

South African self-styled “shock-jock” Gareth Cliff’s response to the #PennySparrow debacle and the ensuing debates on criminalisation of hate speech was to declare: "People...

“I wish it was apartheid then you’d see,” Knysna resident tells...

Race and racism have captured the national conversation this week, with Penny Sparrow’s comments on black beachgoers highlighting issues of exclusion, white entitlement and...

When will we stop dehumanising, othering and abusing the black body?

The outrage over the #PennySparrow saga has been loud and clear. But between the outrage and the anger for the obvious bigotry towards the...

It’s the brazenness of Penny Sparrow’s racism that shocks us

Within hours of Penny Sparrow posting a racist diatribe on Facebook bemoaning the dirty escapades of black people on a Durban beach, she has...

It’s 2016 and racists must be schooled

South Africans have had enough – they’re calling out racists where they see them, most often on social media. And racists would do well to...

It’s almost 2016 and we’re still having to explain why blackface...

After the incident last year when two University of Pretoria students wore blackface to a party, one could assume we would all be clear...

Stellenbosch University answers to Parliament about racism allegations [video]

Stellenbosch University management on Tuesday appears before Parliament’s portfolio committee on Higher Education and Training to report on it's progress in bringing transformation to...
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