Race row rocks Western Cape DA

2017-02-19 06:00

A racial storm has erupted in the DA in the Western Cape as the party prepares to elect an acting provincial leader next weekend.

IN FOCUS I Francis Petersen: UFS can be excellent

2017-02-17 11:49

Prof. Francis Petersen, the incoming vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State, talks racism at Shimla Park, funding for higher education and his 'integrated transformation plan'.

Racist online rants are a mirror of SA society - Facebook director

2017-02-15 23:03

Social media platforms should not be used as a scapegoat for the rise in hate speech online because they only mirror what society already feels, a Facebook representative has said.

SAHRC to discuss racism on social media

2017-02-15 07:57

The South African Human Rights Commission is to host a two-day national hearing on racism and social media, following several incidents which have caused uproar in the country.

KZN ANC lays charges against DA MP for calling foreigners 'amakwerekwere'

2017-02-08 15:56

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has opened a case of crimen injuria against DA deputy provincial leader Mergen Chetty for allegedly referring to foreign nationals as "amakwerekwere".

Social media users explode following 'racist' Joost meme

2017-02-07 10:08

A "racist'' meme which seemingly mocked the death of former Springboks scrumhalf Joost van de Westhuizen has enraged Twitter users.

Estate agent back in court for racist rant

2017-02-02 06:02

The real estate agent whose racist rant towards a black police officer was caught on camera is expected to appear in the Randburg District Court.

Scott-Crossley pleads for bail to manage his farm

2017-01-30 18:03

The lawyer for attempted murder accused Mark Scott-Crossley has told the Lenyenyenye Magistrate’s Court that his client needs to be released on bail to manage his farm affairs.

Coffin assault duo case postponed

2017-01-25 10:51

The case against two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol on him has been transferred to the Middelburg Regional Court.

Did Obama pass the race test?

2017-01-22 06:36

The former president’s efforts at promoting a post-racial US were minimal at best, writes Rapule Tabane


Quotes of the week

2017-02-17 22:25

A selection of quotes from some stories News24 published this week.

South Africans have double standards when it comes to racism - AfriForum

2017-02-16 18:11

Lobby group AfriForum believes South Africans have double standards when it comes to the way they react to racist and hateful comments on social media.

Hate Crimes Act will increase our workload - NPA

2017-02-15 17:22

Once the draft Prevention of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill has been finalised and written into law, it will increase the workload of the NPA, the prosecuting authority says.

Parents, pupils claim racism at Roodepoort school

2017-02-10 08:05

The Gauteng education department will visit a Roodepoort high school following complaints from parents that teachers called their children monkeys, devils, and assholes.

Racist Joost meme shocks

2017-02-07 14:01

The Cape wine industry has distanced itself from a man who posted a racist meme about the death of Joost van der Westhuizen on Facebook.

FW de Klerk Foundation makes submissions to SAHRC on racism, social media

2017-02-06 15:02

The FW de Klerk Foundation says it has made submissions to the South African Human Rights Commission on racism and social media in South Africa.

Scott-Crossley bail decision postponed

2017-01-31 18:12

A decision on whether or not to grant Mark Scott-Crossley bail has been postponed in the Lenyenye Magistrate's Court.

Diwali Facebook ranter pleads guilty in Durban court

2017-01-27 13:39

Johannes Dawie Kriel, the man who made demeaning comments on Facebook aimed at Hindus during Diwali in 2016, has pleaded guilty.

Rex van Schalkwyk: Anti-white racism – why does it go unpunished in SA?

2017-01-22 17:03

Former judge of the Supreme Court Rex van Schalkwyk takes aim at the elephant in the room: anti-white racism, exploring why politicians keep using the race card.

Art, death threats and hate

2017-01-22 06:10

The SA National Gallery’s Art of Disruption exhibition was vandalised by a disgruntled political party that issued threats against genderqueer performance artist and photographer Dean Hutton’s work 'F*ck White People'.

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