Racism

Germany And South Africa: Humanity’s Tenuous Relationship With Progress

As genocide and concentration camps have entered our lives through what is happening to the Rohingya people and the internment of immigrant children in...

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire Gives A Nuanced View Into The State’s...

The current political climate is such that anti-immigration and Islamophobic right-wing policies are fast gaining traction. From this climate emerges Kamila Shamsie's Home Fire,...

What Zayn Malik Meant To Us As Brown Directioners

It was March 25, 2015 when Zayn Malik left boy band One Direction. He broke Directioners hearts all over the world, but his brown...

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...

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...

‘The Hate U Give’ Trailer Has Dropped!

On June 25, the movie trailer for The Hate U Give or T.H.U.G book by Angie Thomas dropped at the BET Awards. The movie...

A POC Supper At UCT’s Decolonial School Is Causing White Tears

An objection to a People Of Colour (POC)-only space at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Winter Decolonial School is shifting the attention from...

Stop Telling Black People How To React To Racism

On Tuesday, Supersport released a report on the now-infamous Ashwin Willemse walkout and racism accusations at the television studios. In May, Willemse walked off...

European Governments Play Politics With Refugee Lives

On June 10, Matteo Salvini, Italy's new far-right interior minister, said he would not allow the MV Aquarius to dock on the Italian coast....

Julius Malema – Populist, Not Public Intellectual

In the past few months, the educational achievements of many of South Africa's young politicians and activists have been celebrated. But a university degree...

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...

On The Symbolism Of Being The First Black SA Woman To...

Meet Dr Mpho Tshivhase, the first black South African woman to be awarded a PhD in philosophy. As a young, black woman in a...

Johan Pienaar: AfriForum Has Captured Afrikaner Identity

Often described as a civil rights organisation, South African non-profit organisation (NPO) AfriForum describes its mission as "to ensure that the basic conditions for...

Nomvuyo Ngcelwane Tells The Story Of Black People In District Six

Nomvuyo Ngcelwane's book Sala Kahle District Six was first published in 1998. For the 20th anniversary of the book, publishing house Kwela Books have...

‘Expel Israeli Ambassador To SA’: How SA Responded To Gaza Killings

From March 30, Gazans launched a six-week campaign, the "Great March of Return". They were demanding the right of Palestinian refugees and their descendants...

Coloured Man Running In The Suburbs

Racial profiling is still a common experience for people of colour living in predominantly white suburban neighbourhoods in South Africa. ANGELO C LOUW writes...

5 Women Who Fought Racists And Patriarchs For Our Freedom

The liberation struggle is saturated with images of men who fought against the apartheid state for our political freedom, to the exclusion of women....

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...

‘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...

Haji Mohamed Dawjee Writes What She Likes In Sorry Not Sorry

The title of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko's compilation of writings called I Write What I Like has become a slogan of sorts. It...
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