ARTICLES RELATING TO RACISM

We need a TRC on inter-racial relations

2014-09-01 07:26

The “Indian” label needs to be dropped from our narrative in favour of one that embraces the ideal of a diverse nation, says Saber Jazbhay.

SA nurse called a ‘black gorilla’ in UK

2014-08-22 12:11

A South African-born woman says she has been tormented for years by a racist UK woman who called her a “black gorilla” who should “go back to your own country”.

Apartheid flourishing in many parts of US - Pillay

2014-08-19 21:41
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Clashes between police and protesters in the US town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.

Rather a white ‘fake’ smile than a black scowl

2014-08-19 07:27

There’s a reason why successful black people leave townships for suburbs and why they would make use of services offered by white people, says Ace Moloi.

Maid students not expelled from varsity

2014-08-09 14:29
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Two white students from the University of Pretoria who were photographed in domestic worker outfits have been temporarily suspended from their residences but not the university.

Black face and blind rage

2014-08-07 16:27

From all the tweets, blogs and posts I sifted through, not a single person addressed the root of why blackface is fundamentally wrong, says Sadie Rhode.

BBC: Is Top Gear racist?

2014-08-07 08:33

The BBC has held an internal investigation to determine if the hit show Top Gear has a 'racist culture', following host Jeremy Clarkson's behaviour.

Sasco: Black people’s patience diminishing

2014-08-06 17:07

The patience of black people in South Africa is "quickly diminishing" as their dignity is repeatedly being trampled on, the SA Students Congress has said after an incident in which two white students dressed up as black domestic workers.

Tuks: Students' behaviour unacceptable

2014-08-06 12:14
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The behaviour of two University of Pretoria students who dressed up as black domestic workers was “completely unacceptable”, the institution says.

Students face action after ‘blackface’

2014-08-06 09:01
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Two University of Pretoria students will face disciplinary action after a photo of the two dressed up as black domestic workers went viral.

Hate speech pamphlets found at NWU - rights group

2014-08-05 05:00

Pamphlets inciting violence against Afrikaans people are being circulated at the North West University, AfriForum Youth says.

Principals, teacher suspended after racism claims

2014-08-04 11:48
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Two principals and a teacher in three Free State schools have been suspended amid allegations of racism, the provincial education department says.

Sick magistrate delays student assault case

2014-07-29 14:05

The trial of two UFS students accused of assaulting and trying to run over a fellow student has been postponed because the magistrate is sick.

Teachers called pupils baboons, K-word

2014-07-23 15:56
172 comments

The SA Human Rights Commission has found a Bloemfontein school's staff guilty of hate speech towards black and coloured pupils.

What feminism taught me about my white privilege

2014-07-21 00:00
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A guest blogger admits to being guilty of 'white privilege' and thinks we all need to identify our own privilege.

Racially abused domestic worker loses job

2014-07-09 10:32
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A domestic worker who took her employer's boyfriend to court for allegedly assaulting and racially insulting her, says her position has been made redundant.

The New Age ordered to apologise to Zille

2014-06-30 13:02
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The press ombudsman has ordered The New Age to apologise to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over an article stating that her provincial cabinet was dominated by white men.

Ear infection delays race, assault trial

2014-06-25 12:45

The trial of a man who allegedly assaulted and racially insulted his girlfriend's domestic worker has been postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court because the accused’s lawyer has an ear infection.

Man in court for insulting, assaulting domestic

2014-06-25 07:17

The trial of a man, who allegedly assaulted and racially insulted his girlfriend's domestic worker, will resume in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Malema 'turned Parliament into a circus'

2014-06-19 13:06
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EFF leader Julius Malema has turned Parliament into a circus, abusing the platform by using it for his brand of cheap politicking, the Christian Democratic Party says.

Racist Whites no longer offend me, but Blacks do

2014-06-10 14:34

Black editors are examples of Affirmative Action at play, but they don’t challenge this stereotype because they’re afraid of their white bosses, says Esethu Hasane.

Court officials made to apologise

2014-06-08 13:33

A high court judge has ordered three deputy sheriffs to apologise to domestic workers whom they referred to by their first names only, a report says.

Teacher calls black people demons - report

2014-06-03 08:54
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The Gauteng education department is investigating allegations that a teacher at the National School of Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, called black people "demons".

UFS students in court for racist assault

2014-05-20 13:24
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Two University of the Free State students accused of assault have appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court.

 

Non-racialism an elusive dream - Makhura

2014-08-22 13:23

Non-racialism in the country remains an elusive dream despite progress made in the past 20 years, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says.

Govt to stop racism in SA education

2014-08-21 18:57
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Government will implement several measures to stop racism and discrimination in educational institutions, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said.

Black men are people too: posters plea with US cops

2014-08-19 14:26

Protesters have taken to the streets with expressive posters in the Missouri town of Ferguson, after the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman.

Rally against racism - Sasco

2014-08-12 15:42
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The SA Students Congress says South Africans of all walks of life need to rally against racism at universities.

More must be done to counter racism - foundation

2014-08-07 19:26
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The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says more needed to be done to counter racism, following the publication of two students dresses as domestic workers on social media.

'Blackface' students expelled from residence

2014-08-07 09:57
249 comments

The University of Pretoria says two students photographed in domestic worker outfits and smeared with black paint have been kicked out of their campus residence after bringing the university into disrepute.

Blackface: you may as well call me the K-word

2014-08-07 07:23

People should not try to tell me how they do not "get" the reaction to Blackface, or how I should "get over it", says Themba Radebe.

Why white students in blackface is not "harmless fun"

2014-08-06 12:52
472 comments

Two students are facing disciplinary action for blackface, but what exactly is wrong with what they did?

Action already taken against ‘blackface’ students

2014-08-06 10:52
256 comments

Disciplinary steps have already been taken against two University of Pretoria students who were photographed in ‘blackface’, the university says.

Real transformation at UCT?

2014-08-05 16:15

Instead of true integration, black students at UCT are being absorbed into the white hegemonic culture of the institution, says Ramabina Mahapa.

UFS assault victim labelled racist

2014-08-04 15:20
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The Free State student allegedly assaulted by two fellow students at the University of the Free State's city campus is a racist, the Bloemfontein Regional Court has heard.

SAHRC: Spike in racism-related incidents in SA

2014-07-31 16:55
117 comments

There has been a spike in racism-related incidents in South Africa, particularly at universities, with over 500 cases being reported to the SAHRC in the past year.

Racist teachers must be sacked - DA

2014-07-24 19:16
86 comments

The DA says the Free State education department must fire racist teachers.

5 (terrible) life lessons I learned from the author of Anne of Green Gables

2014-07-22 11:58

Old books can be delightful, but sometimes they can be a bit horrifying. For example, look at these lessons taught by the author of the Anne of Green Gable books...

Appeal denied in UFS k-word case

2014-07-15 14:46
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The Supreme Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal of a man accused of calling a black woman the k-word in a dispute over parking at the University of the Free State.

UK cops targeted black female officer - tribunal

2014-07-02 17:45

London's Metropolitan Police is disappointed by an employment tribunal's finding that the department discriminated against a black female officer because of her gender and race.

No Gary Oldman, we're not all hypocrites

2014-06-25 14:56

There's a difference between not being politically correct and spewing hate speech

Navy chef suing cop for racist altercation

2014-06-25 09:06

A South African Navy chef has taken a Cape Town police officer to the Equality Court following an alleged racial altercation.

Where are the black fathers?

2014-06-24 12:53

Is this another instance of corporate institutionalised racism or is it an accurate reflection of the black community?

UN rights chief warns over racist Europeans

2014-06-10 18:09

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is alarmed at the rise in extremist and racist rhetoric in Europe.

Is the fashion industry racist?

2014-06-09 11:43

Famous supermodels, Iman and Naomi Campbell, have called out designers who do not use black models in their shows.

SAHRC asked to probe 'racist' teacher

2014-06-03 13:45
101 comments

The DA in Gauteng has called on the SA Human Rights Commission to investigate claims of racism at a Johannesburg school after a teacher allegedly called blacks "demons".

UCT: Race must still be considered

2014-05-29 19:14
144 comments

Race will still be considered in a proposed student admissions policy but as one of many factors to determine disadvantage, the University of Cape Town says.

Ombudsman: DA ‘Twitter race war’ story misleading

2014-05-19 12:11

The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint by the DA that a report in the Sunday Independent over a "Twitter race war" was inaccurate and misleading.

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