Pretoria Girls High pupils were victims of racism - MEC

2016-12-03 08:19

Black pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls were victims of racism and the school’s hair policy was enforced without sensitivity, Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has said.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Coffin duo' bail application postponed

2016-12-02 15:00

Arguments by the prosecution and the defence, and affidavits by the accused, were delivered in court during the bail application of two men accused of forcing a black man into a coffin, but the matter has been postponed to December 8 to allow for deliberation.

'Coffin duo' told victim they would shoot if he ran, court hears

2016-12-01 12:36

Victor Mlotshwa, the man who was beaten and forced into a coffin by two men in Middelburg, was also threatened with being shot during the ordeal, the Middelburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

'Coffin duo' to apply for bail

2016-11-30 13:25

The two men, who are seen in a video forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatening him, are expected to appear in the Middleburg Magistrate's Court to reapply for bail, says the NPA.

Why we cannot stop talking about race

2016-11-30 07:45

With our history and the terrible pain inflicted on our fellow citizens by our ancestors, we absolutely have to keep talking about race, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

California mosques receive letters threatening Muslims

2016-11-27 15:49

A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald Trump and threatened Muslim genocide.

Living with one foot in the grave

2016-11-20 06:00

"Big House" - the informal settlement where Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa was shoved into a coffin can barely be seen from the main road.

Man forced into coffin saw video on social media

2016-11-17 07:35

When Victor Mlotshwa saw video footage of himself being beaten and forced into a coffin on social media, he opened a case with police, a farm worker colleague has told News24.

'I was scared for my life' – man who was forced into coffin

2016-11-16 12:22

Victor Mlotshwa, the man who was beaten and placed into a coffin by two men in Middelburg, has said he feared for his life during the ordeal.

Racist incidents on the rise, points to Trump-emboldened backlash

2016-11-15 12:56

A surge in reports of racist incidents has minorities and civil rights groups worried that Donald Trump's election as US president has emboldened hate groups.


We just wanted to teach him a lesson - coffin duo

2016-12-02 14:14

The two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin did it because they merely wanted to teach him a lesson, the Middelburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Dear Max: most South Africans don't hate each other

2016-12-01 12:00

Research shows there resides within the great majority of South Africans a vast well of common decency and mutual respect across the colour line. We should have faith in that, writes Frans Cronje.

Release of findings on racism at Pretoria Girls High postponed

2016-11-30 08:52

A briefing by Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on the outcome of an investigation into alleged racial discrimination at Pretoria High School for Girls has been postponed.

Facebook racist intends pleading guilty

2016-11-28 12:36

A Facebook user who took to the platform and racially insulted Hindus celebrating Diwali now intends pleading guilty to crimen injuria charges, it has emerged in court.

What will it take to bury white racism?

2016-11-23 08:04

The brutality of two men forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin was more than a simple case of assault: It had everything to do with race, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Coffin case painful, despicable - Zuma

2016-11-18 16:10

The two men who forced Middelburg's Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin should face the full might of the law for the despicable act, says President Jacob Zuma.

Maimane comes under fire for ‘coffin case’ tweet

2016-11-16 16:39

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane came under fire for condemning racism in a criminal matter and then adding a photo with a mob justice theme to his tweet.

'Coffin duo' to remain behind bars

2016-11-16 10:12

The case of two men who appeared in the Middleburg Magistrate's Court for allegedly forcing a black man in a coffin has been postponed to January 25, and they will remain in custody.

WATCH: EFF slams 'white racists' over coffin video

2016-11-15 10:44

Two men are expected to appear in the Middleburg Magistrate's Court for allegedly beating another man and forcing him into a coffin, the Economic Freedom Fighters has claimed.

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