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Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa's ancient architecture

2017-09-18 11:05

The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes, writes The Conversation.

Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacists

2017-09-15 13:45

Donald Trump has signed into law a Congressional resolution condemning white supremacists, after lawmakers manoeuvred the president into backing a text triggered by his equivocal response to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

AfriForum launches anti-racism unit

2017-09-11 18:29

Lobby group AfriForum has launched an anti-racism unit in Centurion, Tshwane, to fight all forms of racism and hate speech, the organisation has announced.

KFC assault accused appeals bail ruling

2017-09-06 10:55

One of the three men accused of assaulting a couple at a KFC drive-through in Montana, Pretoria, has lodged an appeal after he was refused bail.

Bell Pottinger not the only transgressors

2017-09-05 07:34

Amid a growing litany of ills besetting the country, our political discourse has become toxic, writes Daniel Silke.

Racism in schools has not been exaggerated

2017-09-03 06:02

The recent St John’s College race debacle has faded from view. The school hopes it will avoid further public attention as South Africans fixate on the myriad other crises engulfing our country, writes Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

Restaurant shuts after word of owner's gift to ex-KKK leader

2017-09-01 12:02

A Chinese restaurant opened in Santa Cruz for almost four decades has closed its doors after a boycott and online backlash against the owner's 2016 campaign donation to former KKK leader David Duke.

Zuma is an easy target - because the truth hurts

2017-09-01 08:04

Those that criticise President Zuma do so because his profligacy affects their pockets. The rich elites don’t care about poor blacks, equality or empowerment, writes Maynard Manyowa.

Trump rolling back limits on military gear for police

2017-08-28 22:00

President Donald Trump will revive a programme that provides local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-calibre weapons and grenade launchers.

Coffin assault judgment will be lesson for racists - Mlotshwa

2017-08-25 18:12

Coffin assault victim Victor Mlotshwa says the judgment against two white men who forced him into a coffin will serve as a "lesson" to racists.

 

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated - police

2017-09-18 09:33

The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated, police have said and a suspect - a 23-year-old white male - is in custody.

Congress sends anti-white supremacist measure to Trump

2017-09-13 07:42

Congress has unanimously passed a resolution condemning neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white nationalists that urges US President Donald Trump to address hate groups.

'This is not about racism' – Cape Town driver who filmed foul-mouthed road rage video

2017-09-07 10:00

A man who filmed a violent road rage incident between himself and another driver says he has realised that racism was not at the root of the other driver’s aggression.

On Alan Paton, liberalism and living meaningfully in SA

2017-09-05 12:57

Liberalism is not a political ideology, it’s an attitude of mind that calls for treating all people with open-heartedness, or at the very least with respect and dignity, writes Angus Douglas.

Charlottesville poses new civil rights test for Sessions

2017-09-04 16:59

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is facing a tough new test of his commitment to protecting civil rights as he oversees the Justice Department's investigation off the deadly violence at the Charlottesville rally.

Beware the demagogue leaders

2017-09-03 06:02

Two streets from where I was staying in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in the US – and one week earlier – people had gathered in Centennial Olympic Park to march against racism and hate, writes Rhodé Marshall.

Cop who said 'we only kill black people' to be fired

2017-09-01 08:23

A police lieutenant in the US state of Georgia who was recorded on video during a traffic stop saying "we only kill black people" will be fired, a local police chief has said.

Klawer man appears in court over fatal shooting that angered community

2017-08-30 11:35

A man from Klawer who is being charged with the murder of a fellow resident of the small West Coast town, has appeared in a packed magistrate's court.

Kathrada Foundation asks ANC to support racism complaint against Rajesh Gupta

2017-08-28 20:46

Lawyers for Human Rights and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation have asked the ANC to support them in a complaint against Rajesh Gupta, after he allegedly made racist remarks to security guards.

State maintains KFC attack was racially motivated

2017-08-25 16:33

In opposing bail for three of the white men who allegedly assaulted a black couple at a KFC drive-through in Montana, Pretoria, the state has maintained that the attack was racially motivated.

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