No action against 'blackface' Maties

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Stellenbosch University says it will not be taking any disciplinary action against the three students involved in a "blackface" incident, but still regards it in a very serious light.

Alleged racist employer to know fate next month

2014-09-26 14:40

A Cape Town man, accused of the racial abuse and assault of a domestic worker, will know on 24 October whether he will pay damages of R100 000 in a case before the Equality Court.

‘Blackface’ Maties say sorry

2014-09-25 09:01

The Stellenbosch University students at the centre of a “blackface” incident have apologised for their actions but say they had no intention of offending anyone.

Blackface and white feelings

2014-09-23 12:52

With yet another incident of students in blackface making headlines, Laura Shortridge wonders why so many refuse to let go of a culture of racism.

Stop cherry-picking your heritage

2014-09-18 10:14

With Heritage Day coming up, Lili Radloff has to face the good and bad parts of her heritage.

This race game of ours

2014-09-16 17:14

Martin Warburg explains how the ideology of race destroys our democratic society.

Minority Report: policing black incompetence

2014-09-09 17:32

The ruling on the case of Renate Barnard vs the SAPS reflects some of the old cracks haunting us as a nation, says Tshetlhe Litheko.

We are not born hating

2014-09-07 17:22

The racial hatred in SA - especially against SafrIndians - tells me that the seeds of home grown charity and goodwill have yet to flower and bear fruit, says Saber Jazbhay.

Independent sets up panel to probe hate speech

2014-09-05 07:33

Independent Media says it is planning to set up an advisory panel to investigate public hate speech on its websites.

Inquiry sparks new UK child abuse claims

2014-09-02 22:57

Twelve new alleged victims of child sexual abuse have come forward following a report last week detailing horrific crimes against at least 1 400 young people in a northern English town.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Blackface does not offend me, and I am black

2014-09-29 19:21

I am not offended by the Blackface debacle because I choose not to be. And besides, it won't be long before we see another similar incident, says Lukhona Mnguni.

Blackface and white feelings

2014-09-25 21:00

With yet another incident of students in blackface making headlines, Laura Shortridge wonders why so many refuse to let go of a culture of racism.

Maties: We strongly disapprove of offensive actions

2014-09-23 14:57

Any action that could possibly offend is “strongly” disapproved of by Stellenbosch University, the institution has said in a statement after images showing two white students in "blackface" went viral.

Maties in new ‘blackface’ scandal

2014-09-23 09:24

Stellenbosch University is the latest tertiary institution to find itself at the centre of a ‘blackface’ scandal after a photo showing two students covered in a black paint-type substance started being shared on social media.

The problem with new-age racism

2014-09-22 10:19

After 20 years of democracy, racism and bitterness still hurt our country.

Insults, threats against Masipa undermine judiciary - BLA

2014-09-17 14:14

The Black Lawyers Association has joined the Law Society of SA in condemning vitriolic comments against Judge Thokozile Masipa, saying it is worried these criticisms are directed at her gender and race.

No racism complaint laid - university

2014-09-15 22:11

No complaint has been laid about an alleged racist incident that happened outside a University of Pretoria residence.

NWU student: Racist attacked me

2014-09-09 10:00

A man has been arrested for assault after allegedly attacking a student in an apparent racist incident at the weekend.

Petition to stop SA playwright's 'racist' exhibition in UK

2014-09-06 15:57

A petition is circulating in a bid to stop South African playwright Brett Bailey's exhibition about colonial oppression, that features living people, from going to London, a report says.

British officials bungle sexual abuse case

2014-09-03 13:27

Local authorities of Rotherham in England are being investigated for the way they handled cases of sexual exploitation of young girls between 1997 and 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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