SAHRC: Spike in racism-related incidents in SA

2014-07-31 16:55

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

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

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

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

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.

UFS students in court for racist assault

2014-05-20 13:24

Two University of the Free State students accused of assault have appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court.

ANCYL man in race-filled rant over booze tab

2014-05-19 11:09

A dispute over an apparently unpaid ANC Youth League bill has erupted into a race-filled diatribe on Facebook, according to a report.

South Africans still vote based on race and not policies

2014-05-12 09:49

Two decades after the country’s first democratic elections, South Africans still vote mainly along racial lines.

N-word: Clarkson 'begs forgiveness'

2014-05-02 10:00

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson 'begged forgiveness' for allegedly using a racist insult in a non-aired clip. What did he say? He mumbled the N-word while reciting an old nursery rhyme ''Eeny, meeny, miny, moe'.

SA still racially divided - Ramaphosa

2014-04-29 11:22

South Africa is still a gender and racially divided country and the ANC wants to build a socially cohesive nation, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Racism linked to obesity - study

2014-04-20 20:50

Ever wonder why some some black women are heavier than their white counterparts? Well, new ­research suggests that it’s because they experience racism more often.

Remnants of apartheid still exist - minister

2014-04-09 13:13

Twenty years since South Africa's first democratic election, remnants of apartheid remain in the workplace, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

UFS faces civil action over racial attack

2014-03-02 12:10

The University of the Free State and two of its students face civil action following the alleged racial attack on a student, according to a report.

Sasco voices anger at UFS racism report

2014-02-25 14:44

The SA Students' Congress has expressed anger about an alleged racist attack on a black student at the University of Free State.

Modise shocked at Nazi salute reports

2014-02-22 11:05

North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed shock at reports that students at the province's university in Potchefstroom had used the Nazi salute.

YCLSA: UFS must expel all racists

2014-02-21 09:02

The Young Communist League of SA has condemned a reported racist attack on a black student at the University of Free State and urged the institution to “expel all racists”.

Another alleged racist attack at UFS

2014-02-20 08:39

The University of the Free State is again making headlines with reports of a racist attack at its main campus.


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Gauteng education department is investigating allegations that a teacher at the National School of Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, called black people "demons".

Why all this hate towards black online writers?

2014-05-22 15:29

I am concerned with the level of violence inflicted on many black writers who dare to write about SA's uncomfortable truths, says Rethabile Mashale,

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.

Closets are for clothes, not people

2014-05-18 10:36

In South Africa we lack positive role models who are “openly gay” to reduce the stigma of homosexuality, writes Cameron Modisane.

X still drawn along racial lines

2014-05-11 17:17

Two decades after the country’s first democratic elections, South Africans still vote mainly along racial lines.

N-word: Clarkson 'begs forgiveness'

2014-05-02 09:19

Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson presenter 'begged forgiveness' for allegedly using a racist insult in a non-aired clip...

Wrongfully imprisoned 'Hurricane' Carter dies

2014-04-21 10:45

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the fighter whose racially-tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice, has died.

White supremacist charged with Kansas murders

2014-04-15 20:56

The suspect in the killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City, has been charged with capital murder and first-degree premeditated murder.

All are equally precious

2014-03-31 07:48

It's time for businesses to end racial profiling, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Benoni principal in hot water over racial remarks

2014-02-26 19:42

The principal of Wordsworth High School in Benoni is due to appear at a disciplinary hearing in two weeks, the Gauteng education department has said.

SAHRC to investigate racism at UFS

2014-02-22 14:30

The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate a reported racist attack on black students at the University of Free State, it says.

Potch university fights Nazi salutes

2014-02-21 14:13

North West University says it will act strongly against any Nazi-related displays at its Potchefstroom campus, after it emerged that such displays emerged during initiation week.

Two in court for UFS race attack

2014-02-21 07:20

Two University of the Free State students have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court for an alleged racist attack in which they drove over a student and assaulted him.

Is the fashion industry racist?

2014-02-03 10:59

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

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