Open Stellenbosch retracts apology to suspended 'purpleface' students

2016-02-09 11:03

Student movement Open Stellenbosch has retracted an apology that it sent to two students who were suspended after the their purple party costumes were deemed to be racist, claiming their actions are “still blackface".

Wits condemns, removes offensive campus graffiti

2016-02-08 16:56

The University of Witwatersrand has removed the offensive language that was written at the entrance of the Oliver Schreiner School of Law building on its main campus, it says.

Maties students suspended from residence for wearing 'blackface'

2016-02-06 14:39

Two female students who allegedly donned blackface to a housewarming party at the Heemstede Dameskoshuis at Stellenbosch University have been suspended from the residence pending the outcome of an investigation.

Maties unit investigates 'blackface'

The newly-formed Equality Unit at Stellenbosch University is investigating an incident at one of its female residences this week. Two white students appear in a photograph, their bodies and faces covered in dark pigment at a social event.

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Reconsider charges against De Klerk, Vlok - Mandla Mandela

2016-02-04 20:23

Nelson Mandela's grandson, Chief Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela, has condemned the charges laid against former president FW De Klerk and former Minister of Law and Order Adriaan Vlok.

Tutu on racism: hurtful but not surprising

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says recent and hotly discussed incidents of racism are hurtful but not surprising.

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Silent majority must speak out against racism - De Klerk

2016-02-02 15:40

FW de Klerk says it is time for the "silent majority" to stand up against hate speech and racism.

Criminal charges to be laid against De Klerk, Vlok

2016-02-02 13:18

An anti-racism group intends laying criminal charges at the Hillbrow police station against the last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk and former law and order minister Adriaan Vlok.

City of Cape Town DA caucus signs anti-racism pledge

2016-01-28 13:56

The DA caucus in the City of Cape Town has signed an anti-racism pledge which acknowledges apartheid as evil, acting mayor Ian Neilson says.

Long way to go on race in SA - Mandela friend

2016-01-27 22:49

A former prison comrade of Nelson Mandela has said that there was "a long way to go" on race relations in SA, as he and others received a high-profile honour in London.


Tutu defends reconciliation process

2016-02-08 20:29

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has defended the reconciliation policy that ended white minority rule in South Africa, saying the country has social and economic problems largely because of later mismanagement.

Stellenbosch ‘blackface’ incident was actually purple-face

2016-02-08 11:30

The two students involved in the latest incident of "blackface" at Stellenbosch University have apologised for any offence their actions caused, but have said they were actually dressed as purple aliens at a space-themed residence party.

Tanzanian student attacked in India

2016-02-05 19:31

Indian authorities have suspended two policemen and made four more arrests over a mob attack on a Tanzanian student in Bangalore, in a case that has caused widespread outrage.

Another 'Blackface' case at Stellenbosch University

2016-02-05 17:39

Stellenbosch University is investigating why two white women painted themselves black to attend a residence party.

Time for an education on white privilege – AwakeSA

2016-02-04 12:09

A small group of people in Cape Town have taken it upon themselves to educate South Africans about privilege, specifically of the white variety - but the initiative has made some people angry.

SA can't afford racial polarisation - De Klerk

2016-02-02 21:15

White South Africans should continue to try and understand and acknowledge the pain and humiliation that apartheid caused black, coloured and Indian people, FW de Klerk says.

Nelson Mandela Foundation launches anti-racism campaign

2016-02-02 14:44

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has announced an anti-racism initiative that will culminate in a week-long event "to globalise the fight against racism".

Nelson Mandela Bay council wants DA man axed for baboon comment

2016-01-30 09:05

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has proposed that DA councillor Chris Roberts be axed from the council for calling a colleague in the UDM a "bobbejaan" (baboon).

Racism can't be cured or debated - Mantashe

2016-01-28 07:50

Racism cannot be cured or be debated, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has said.

Call to suspend 'racist' KZN police college head

2016-01-27 09:02

Police officers at the SAPS Chatsworth Training College in Durban want the college head suspended pending an investigation into alleged racism and mismanagement.

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