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More must be done to counter racism - foundation

2014-08-07 19:26

Johannesburg - The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on Thursday said more needed to be done to counter racism.

The statement followed the publication of photographs of two white students from the University of Pretoria (UP) in domestic worker outfits and their faces smeared with brown paint.

"The foundation notes with concern the insensitive and racially stereotypical attitude displayed by the two... students, who dressed up as black domestic workers," the foundation’s director, Neeshan Balton said in a statement.

Photographs showed the two covered in brown paint, wearing scarves over their heads and pillows stuffed into their skirts to make their buttocks look bigger.

"The foundation understands that while the two youth may have at the time been unaware of just how demeaning their actions were, it raises questions about their upbringings, their education and what they are taught at universities," he said.

Earlier on Thursday, the university said the students had been kicked out of their campus residence.

"They were expelled from the residence but not from university," UP spokesperson Nicolize Mulder said.

"This is pending further investigation and the disciplinary process." They could still attend classes as "due process" needed to be followed.

The students are accused of bringing the name of the university into disrepute. The students' action was considered racist by many people commenting on social networks with the hashtag #blackface.

Mulder said the picture was taken at a private 21st birthday party but because they were students at the institution an investigation was launched.

She said the university would not tolerate any form of discrimination or racism, adding that their behaviour was "completely unacceptable".

Balton said that the blackface incident, together with the increasing number of reports related to racist and stereotypical behaviour at institutes of higher learning, was an indicator of the work that needed to be done among youth.

"Young people need to be aware of the past, and need to be sensitised to issues around racism. While it may not be a daily occurrence, we cannot allow an incident like this, which is the worst kind of stereotyping of African women, to go unchallenged," Balton said.

He said more programmes and initiatives designed for students, both at school and university level, to understand the past, racism and diversity were needed.

"We believe that young people have a responsibility to forge a new national identity for the country, but incidents such as this, leave us with very little encouragement that the youth will meet this challenge," Balton said.

Comments
  • dylan.mugabe - 2014-08-07 19:32

    What about the racist statements made by the ANC and EFF every day?

      Bonga Mbele - 2014-08-07 20:03

      This is not about what the ANC or EFF said but about what those two girls did. They may indeed have had no intention of hurting anyone or trying to typify any racial group but the fact remains, what they did can and has been vied as at least racially insensitive. What amazes me is the fact that so many white people just fail to view this from a black person's point of view and understand how they may feel.

      Tsotsibaby Frogman - 2014-08-07 20:12

      What about them? Your defence of racism reeks of stupidity.

      John Fourie - 2014-08-07 20:14

      Anthony: Just off the top of my head, pick any statement Marius Fransman or Tony Eihenrich made over the past five years or so.

      Liber Tarian - 2014-08-07 20:15

      I'll go one better than a racist statement by the ANC, Anthony. How about a racist policy - Affirmative Action.

      dylan.mugabe - 2014-08-07 20:20

      The next time I see a black Elvis impersonator I will report him to the humans rights commission. I'm sick of the double standards and the endless drama. Have we lost our minds?! This nonsense shouldn't even be an issue. Lighten up South Africa. NONE of us get out of this alive. We are all stuck on this dam rock together, we might as well learn to get along.

      Jacques Le Roux - 2014-08-07 20:25

      As long as there's BEE, racial quotas in sport etc. there will be racism. As long as there's racism, black people will have power.

      Elton Laine - 2014-08-07 20:33

      Tsotsibaby Frogman you do know by supporting the EFF by default makes you a racists - which in itself is much much more serious than what these two girls are doing?

      Bullet Proof - 2014-08-07 20:41

      Black people as being seen at robots all over SA paint in white doing gimmicks, is that racism?

      Zimbawean - 2014-08-07 20:53

      Well. From the commentary on this Blog. It's clear that division & sides are entrenched. One side sees it one way . . . .etc This site is just a reflection of the politics of our country. No hope for reconciliation here. As for the Truth, that seems to be very subjective !

      Jacko Superb - 2014-08-07 23:35

      according to nats- anc and eff , anything racist about a black person is not racist in africa, but everyone and everything else an be racist!

      Jacko Superb - 2014-08-07 23:56

      then take out bbbbbBBBBbeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEeee, how many B's and E's are there?

      Digger DS - 2014-08-08 01:29

      I thought that a fancy dress party was to dress up as someone you’re not. Typically you try exaggerate the funny sides of the person as it’s a party and not an ethnic or cultural educational demonstrating. Unless these girls behaved in an inappropriate manner during the party, by making a point of insulting black domestic people I fail to see the problem. From what I have read this is not the case and it’s all about the photo’s?? As Trevor says, we need to learn to laugh at ourselves….obviously a large percent of black SA’s cant. Luckily though there does seem to be many that find this stupid too, no doubt the black people that are well educated and confidant about who they are and don’t walk around with a big chip on their shoulders. Really people grow up! P.S Many people out there find big buts very attractive and take their coffee black….so what’s the problem?

      Digger DS - 2014-08-08 05:29

      @ Anthony Uselesda, to respond to your request: 1) The ANC supporting “Shoot the Boer Song” 2) Our president singing his “Bring me my machine gun” 3) The continuing blaming of whites for the poverty many black people face. 4) The continuing comments that white people murdered black people and stole their land. 5) The endless blaming of white people every time the government is pointed out for incompetence and corruption. 6) The comments from government that if you don’t like the crime in the country leave. 7) The silence from the government about farmers been murdered, yet will have a lot to say about the smallest thing if a white is involved. 8) BEE for 18 years. 9) Every time a black person is found out as a failure, its blame the white man. 10) Ok I am bored now…..just read the news and open your ears…..

      Dave Parker - 2014-08-08 06:27

      Racism is the preserve of Blacks in SA. They have cornered the market in being victim number 1. With that status (Victim Number 1) they can prevent certain segments of the population from working, going to certain places, getting educated, associating with certain people etc. Complete hypocrisy. But what else would you have expected.

      Dave Parker - 2014-08-08 06:28

      Racism is the preserve of Blacks in SA. They have cornered the market in being victim number 1. With that status (Victim Number 1) they can prevent certain segments of the population from working, going to certain places, getting educated, associating with certain people etc. Complete hypocrisy. But what else would you have expected.

      Andre Jacobs - 2014-08-08 07:09

      MORE MUST BE DONE TO COUNTER STUPIDITY from University authorities//////////////////

      Andre Jacobs - 2014-08-08 07:13

      And it will also help a lot if the 'PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA' WILL GET ONTO A HIGH CHAIR AND plead with attackers of white farmers to stop their racism and hate for whites. Stop the torture of old and frail farmers. This is becoming 'fashion' with blacks to attack in gangs and it is not for food...

      Andre Jacobs - 2014-08-08 07:18

      And it will also help a lot if the President of the republic of SA will get onto a high chair and ask forgiveness that he is also part of this racism conflict in SA because he also DANCED AND SANG THE H AT E SONG ------- how unbecoming of ANY PRESIDENT and also very scary- If a pres. does that then geno cide is not far away.

      Werner Pretorius - 2014-08-08 08:46

      I will start to take nonsense like this seriously, once the government and every single puny entity, that think that they actually mean something, such as SASCO, start to speak out and do something about the murder of humiliation of white farmers. But honestly, who cares about white people in this country, right?

      Sfiso Mpoi - 2014-08-08 10:03

      Sometimes we need to come to terms with the fact that some people will always be racist(Black,White, whatever), it is their choice and as black South Africans we need to relax a bit and focus on other things because crying racism now & then is annoying. I wish for a South Africa were an action whether wrong or right will not be judged based on the color of the skin.

      Daniel Mpande614 - 2014-08-08 10:08

      How many times did Leon Schuster in "oh shucks i'm gatvol" dress up as a black person with the body paint and all. No one called that racist. In fact we all laughed and enjoyed the movie. I still maintain that this action was not racist it just seems the mood in the country is one of intolerance for any action. levels of sensitivity seem to have heightened driven by all the political rhetoric.

      Prince Thabo - 2014-08-08 12:25

      What about the NWU incident, or is the focus on whites only? NWU incident is hate-speech and racism, but has minimal media cover. White Afrikaners the victums, but I guess that's okay......? Only political incorrect actions are newsworthy. "Kill the Boer, Kill the White, Kill Afrikaans" is okay by News24 standards, and all those speaking out against these 2 girls........ Get your priorities straight please

      Dee Bone - 2014-08-08 16:52

      Get rid of the ANC. that would be the best place to start. Coloureds, Indians and whites and 25% of blacks cant understand how a right thinking person can want the same corrupt rapists in government year in and year out. It is gone beyond boiling point and it's too late to save the country. Going, going and gone!! we need a miracle. there are still Zimbabweans who think the sun shines out of Mugabe's A@se

      Kevin Marsh - 2014-08-08 19:00

      So he Cape Minstels and Leon Schuster are out of jobs . The racists are not the two girls .

      Malcolm Nicolson - 2014-08-09 04:35

      Looking at all the comments, it is OK to have BEE, affirmative action that is against whites. It is OK for black politicians to say negative things and bash whites in a racist manner in public. But if you are white and you dress up for a fancy dress party, you dress as a black person with no negative racial intention, all in having fun, these people that hammer away at the white man is going to take up this opportunity and scream racism. Imagine if the whites did that every time the whites get bashed publicly, it would be daily. I concluded that the white man can do nothing to satisfy those that hate the white man, we will never get harmony in South Africa. That is not saying that there are a lot of blacks that just want to get on and move forward with the white man and other races.

      JayKganyago - 2014-08-09 16:25

      @Sean If your mother was a maid during Apartheid, how would you feel if they mocked her like this? Maybe they didn't mean it to be racist but in the context it is.

  • Mario Kleynhans - 2014-08-07 19:34

    Political correctness without humor should be countered!

  • konfab - 2014-08-07 19:38

    They could start by getting rid of racial admission policies...

      Digger DS - 2014-08-08 01:48

      Yip correct...besides that when will people learn not to post anything on facebook???? Anyone can use it and twist things as they please.

  • Bunny_Chow - 2014-08-07 19:39

    Get a life!!! Racism doesn't only work one way.

      Genet Joobs - 2014-08-08 12:12

      In reply to your earlier comment, these chips on their shoulders seem to be growing larger at a daily rate, or even minute by minute.

  • lacrimosewolf - 2014-08-07 19:40

    A private 21st birthday party. I have no idea why these people decided to dress up this way, nor do I care. Where are the pics of all the other party-goers? What did they wear? Let's scrutinise the whole lot or none at all. Why should racism groups be the only one's to lobby, tweet, post on N24 and generate outrage? We are a crazy nation

      Maretha Mineur - 2014-08-07 22:05

      What these girls did in the privacy of their own homes is irrelevant. The scary thing iss that most commentators do not get the salient point: if we let the government or any other authority censor what we do in the privacy of our own homes, we are on the first step towards totalitarianism. Next we will have to hire bodyguards and stripsearch people attending our private parties to prevent photo's from being taken. This is how millions were kiled in Russia and West Berlin: neighbours denouncing neighbours, a whisper in the right ear.... The UNI taking action and the SAHRC getting involved is just about the scariest thing any citizen can experience, WHITE or BLACK. Wake up, people, today you are gloating, tomorrow you may be the target.

      JayKganyago - 2014-08-09 16:28

      Is government talking about censorship? They got kicked out a university residence, that's not censorship. They published it publicly on social media so it wasn't just "in the privacy of their own homes".

  • Akhenaten C.T. - 2014-08-07 19:42

    Some people in this country have racism and racial differences on the brain. Please, if you are bored, get yourself something to do. What you say about my race does not concern me at all. I am not that unsecure. Get over yourself and get a life.

      Mpiyakhe Dhlamini - 2014-08-07 19:50

      I agree with you,we cannot make people love us,but we can focus on empowering ourselves through self-affirmation and developing a new culture of excellence.These are all just distractions,let's rather focus on making sure that the next generation of black people is confident enough to compete against anyone and win.Politicians will not do this for us,we will have to start taking responsibility for our own lives.

      Akhenaten C.T. - 2014-08-07 19:59

      I like what you say but I did not just talk about black people, but people from all races who keep on shouting 'racism'

      Tsotsibaby Frogman - 2014-08-07 20:15

      As EFF we do not demand love from the likes of DA, FF+, Boeremag. We want return of all stolen wealth...

      Mpiyakhe Dhlamini - 2014-08-07 20:16

      @Akhenaten I also was very sensitive to these race incidents,until I realised that it was holding me back from achieving my goals.I feel this is more of a problem among black people,it is not that we are inferior but our fear of being inferior means we are constantly on the defensive instead of taking proactive action to better ourselves.The jewish people have been one of the most hated peoples in history,but they have risen above all of that to become one of the most successful nations on earth.

      lacrimosewolf - 2014-08-07 20:18

      Yeah! Let's bring it on. Any black people out there parodying whites or any other nationality at private parties? Please post on FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc so that all the other lobby groups can get outraged and we average people can have a good laugh at ourselves, our lives and our professions. Being a domestic worker is not the sole domain of black South African women. So what do we do about all the parodies of other domestic (or any other type) worker of Hispanic, Chinese, Lithuanian, Greek, Yugoslav nationality? I'll vote for banning and outrage when construction workers stop being stereotyped and parodied as wolf-whistling pervs or members of The Village People

      Akhenaten C.T. - 2014-08-07 20:19

      Tsotsi, but you never had any wealth and the bit of wealth in S. Africa has been stolen by Zuma and his cadres. You are late for the party.

      John Fourie - 2014-08-07 20:27

      Mr Dhlamini. Why should it be a competition between ethnic groups?

      John Fourie - 2014-08-07 20:28

      lacrimose, Kagiso Ladiga comes to mind. I think I also saw some of David Kau's performances where he parodise white people.

      Riaan Kriek - 2014-08-07 20:30

      Mpi, congratulations you are ready to move forward and appreciate humor and look past self inflicted bitterness. I hope more black people can learn from you.

      Mpiyakhe Dhlamini - 2014-08-07 20:34

      @John it's not a race competition but an economic one(black people are also competing against each other),but the specific problem among people who have the same pigmentation as me,as I see it, is confidence.

  • Nicky Castle - 2014-08-07 19:44

    A day before this made headlines, pamphlets that encourage killing white people was quietly swept under the table by the university... selective media reporting it seems

      Red Forman - 2014-08-07 20:02

      You right Nicky....double standards on this cANCer government and Sasco!

  • Chantelle Rohl - 2014-08-07 19:45

    Ag Cry me a river, this was innocent fun, did they say somewhere that they were supposed to be "black"? I assume that they were just dirty after cleaning their place and they did not do anything that looks like racism to me, the people that accused them of racism is racist themselves. The EFF are walking around with banners with blatant racism messages and NOTHING happens to them. Sad country we live in.

  • Marika Van Wyk Claassens - 2014-08-07 19:46

    What about Leon Shuster ....... he also painted his face brown.....

      kmw13047 - 2014-08-08 05:48

      and OUtsurance

  • StephenWilliams - 2014-08-07 19:46

    The press takes every chance they get to perpetuate the idea that white people are so racist, even though we are the bigger victims of racism in SA today. Does the press make as much fuss when yet another white person is murdered or tortured in their homes at the hands of black racists, or portray these attacks as racially motivated? When last have you heard of a group of white guys breaking into a black family's home and murdering the family?

      Vusi Dina - 2014-08-07 23:10

      No the media never make a fuss about crimes committed against white people. We don't hear about farm murders, house robberies or hijackings. We only hear about it when you guys comment.

  • gabi.crouse - 2014-08-07 19:47

    There's our marvelous double standard policy in SA.

  • Grant Montgomery854 - 2014-08-07 19:47

    The country virtually on the point of collapse and the foundation is concerned about kids dressing up and having a laugh.

      Anthony Uselesda - 2014-08-07 20:16

      Grant, ''''' The country virtually on the point of callapse'''' Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha You da-NATS are a bunch of emotional idiots !! .

      Akhenaten C.T. - 2014-08-07 20:39

      Useless, the NATS did in fact join the ANC. As far as I know their leader is still with them.

      Anthony Uselesda - 2014-08-07 20:56

      Akhenaten, NO, this is a bs story concacted by no other than the ...da In 1994 .................................3.983.690...votes went to the NATS .................................338.426.....votes went to the ...da In 2014 ......less than 400.000 ...ANC votes came from Whites ! .....................the DA,. got......4 million votes Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!! .

  • willem.louw.16 - 2014-08-07 19:48

    I think the situation is being blown out of proportion. If a black guy dressed like Eugene Tereblanche and reenacted falling off a horse incident I wouldn't be offended. Everybody is part of some organization. Their private lives and political views no matter how depraved are private domain. They did not rally for a cause. The amount of stealing, killing and rape also raise serious questions about individuals upbringing. Are you also blaming the parents and universities for that?

      Vusi Dina - 2014-08-07 23:14

      Yes Wilem FB is private very private that's why we know nothing about this party and the pictures taken there.

      willem.louw.16 - 2014-08-08 08:12

      Facebook's privacy policies are govern by the individuals. It's a sharing platform for photos and posts between friends. You don't know which one of their friends posted those pics... I also wouldn't like pictures of me published when we went to see the Rocky Horror Picture show... I live in Europe and you know what, if people don't like the way a person behaves other people turn their back and walk away. That also sends a clear message. We don't have to blow it out of proportion and make a media circus out of it with disciplinary hearings etc

  • duuxman - 2014-08-07 19:48

    @Tomrrowss Dreams clearly your pineal gland is calcified you moron, I actually feel sorry for you. You must know that hatred breeds more hatred.

  • duuxman - 2014-08-07 19:48

    @Tomrrowss Dreams clearly your pineal gland is calcified you moron, I actually feel sorry for you. You must know that hatred breeds more hatred.

  • tony.ribeiro.77 - 2014-08-07 19:49

    Ahmed Kathrada foundation!!! Haha

      Will Homeby - 2014-08-07 19:54

      Better than a ribeiro foundation.

  • Marty Martin - 2014-08-07 19:49

    Well then all black members of parliament should stop wearing suits, it's racist trying to dress in white man's clothes. Did that sound stupid? Well that is exactly how this whole bloody article sounds!

      Marty Martin - 2014-08-07 20:12

      Okay Tsotsi

  • carelfanie.coetzer - 2014-08-07 19:50

    Jip there's no medicine for an inferiority complex!! Don't think it will ever change!!

      Vusi Dina - 2014-08-07 23:16

      And there's no medicine for stupidity either!

  • Will Homeby - 2014-08-07 19:52

    They can start right here on news24.

  • Johan Steyn - 2014-08-07 19:52

    This is totaly blown out of porporsian I will sue the university!

      Tersia Louw - 2014-08-07 22:45

      If that's where you received your education they should have taught you to spell proportion. Yep, sue them.

      Vusi Dina - 2014-08-07 23:18

      Sue for tuition fees wherever you studied.

  • Andre Smit - 2014-08-07 19:53

    There is more discrimination against white people than anyone else. Our dear government has improved on apartheid. Thus we will have to live with the fruits of the seeds we sow.

  • Dameon Passmore - 2014-08-07 19:54

    I'm a frequent reader of News24. And I've noticed a very unfortunate trend here on these forums over the last year or so, you open any news article and the comments will always be about race, doesn't matter what the article is about, it could be about flowers and somehow, some one will find a way to make that about race or about anc or da, etc. So when I actually do open an article where the issue is about race I expect almost every1 to condemn racism since most of us seem to be against it, right? But to my surprise I find that in this article and others like the one about the teachers in Bloem, a lot of people are actually making excuses and justifying racist actions. WHAT?! It can't be. Am I missing something here? This is what I've noticed, a lot of black people feel that it is right to be racist towards whites because whites used to do it to them in the past. And a lot of white people feel that it's right to be racist towards blacks because blacks are racist towards them.. Where I come from, racism in any form is unjustifiable and unacceptable. But than again that's just me.

      Mpiyakhe Dhlamini - 2014-08-08 19:50

      @Dameon a man who speaks sense,you sir are such a rare creature,you should star in a mastercard ad :)

  • Murendeni Mukondeleli - 2014-08-07 19:55

    All of ur comments r showing hw racist u guys r still r, if u find huma in such acts I feel sorry 4 ur kids cz dat is Wat u will teach dem m"hatred"shame on u

      lacrimosewolf - 2014-08-07 21:16

      Private 21st birthday party. @Murendeni Mukondeleli - comment if you have never parodied in any way another race/religion in your home or home of friends. Even if you are so kind-hearted, never protested against any parody of any race/religion/nationality. Not just South African, any race, any religion any nationality.

      Mpiyakhe Dhlamini - 2014-08-08 20:02

      I get the argument about historical context,but we should use our history as a motivation to achieve and be better. @Murendeni we cannot demand empathy from others,and the lack of it does not make people evil,I understand the hurt because I used to feel it too but it does not come from a good place,it comes from a place that says I don't want people to say I am not good enough because it just might be true.If you know who you are,and what you are worth,why should it matter if someone you have never met calls you a k**** or wears blackface while insinuating your idiocy?You must first know yourself,then you will never be bothered by what anyone says that is different from what you know,I feel we black people do not have a strong-enough sense of identity at the individual level.

  • yolande.malan.5 - 2014-08-07 19:55

    This is so pathetic! Get a life! Childish and petty to pull the race card over something so innocent. #getthatchipoffyourshoulder

  • Murendeni Mukondeleli - 2014-08-07 19:56

    Am black n am nt racist

      Red Forman - 2014-08-07 20:05

      Yes I'm white and I'm not racist

      Tersia Louw - 2014-08-07 22:47

      You are a racist, and it's spelled "humour", "and" and "not".

  • Jean-Pierre Weideman - 2014-08-07 19:56

    It was a dress up party and nothing more than innocent fun as dress up parties go. I just wish that people will stop looking for problems where there are none.

  • Victor Cover Mkhaliphi - 2014-08-07 19:57

    Incidents like this really break my heart. It shows how some whites view black people as inferior, not deserving respect, something to poke and make fun of. The students could have gotten their point across without black face and exaggerated bums gimmicks. Domestic clothing-including the "duk" could have been enough.

      John Bass - 2014-08-07 20:01

      Black politicians dress up in western clothes all the time. Don't see a problem with that do you? Thought not. Lose the chip.

  • Alain Smit - 2014-08-07 19:57

    Media 24 sucks!!! RACISTS !!! this story makes me want to puke on the South African flag.

  • Grant Allwright - 2014-08-07 19:57

    Wtf have you all lost your mind is a fancy dress party....

  • Adrianh - 2014-08-07 19:57

    This country is run by a bunch of mindless Nazi's

  • Jaco Olivier - 2014-08-07 19:58

    Why is it racist to dress up as an EFF MP?

  • John Bass - 2014-08-07 19:58

    You are right. Stop killing farmers is a good start never mind dressing up. Get real.

  • Bongeka - 2014-08-07 19:58

    What they did was disgusting and can easily be judged or interpreted as racism. The party was an exclusively whites only. Which makes it even more racially motivated and mockery. But for the univercity's jurisdiction, I still don't see any grounds that the university can stand up tall and say the students put the institution into disrepute. It was a private party, private residence, off school hours and no university logo that immediately identifies where the students come from displayed. So where is the university's juridiction? This thing needs to be dealt with, but I'm not sure about the route the authorities have chosen.

      Raymond Randall - 2014-08-07 20:00

      Very much like the BLACK LAWYERS ASS wtf u call that moron

      Bongeka - 2014-08-07 20:08

      Whoa! Raymond. Do you know the intent behind that photo? I guess not. So stop spewing gabarge on social media causing more hatred than there already is.

      Maretha Mineur - 2014-08-08 06:56

      Spot on, Bongeka! If we value our freedom, we should fight tooth and nail to stop authorities from interfering in our private lives. That is a slippery slope and today we may applaud it because we agree, tomorrow we may be the victims. Authorities interfering here is one of the scariest things I have encountered in SA and everyone, black and white, should be VERY concerned at this turn of events.

      Bongeka - 2014-08-08 14:16

      @Mark Hadlow, please tell me. What's a definition of a racist? And tell me what makes one a racist. Last but not least, where did I make a racist remark?

  • Niel Bruwer - 2014-08-07 19:59

    Trevor Nosh must feel a little bit nervous?

  • Niel Bruwer - 2014-08-07 19:59

    Noah

  • JayTime RaVenda - 2014-08-07 19:59

    what a joke, why are people even surprised

  • Lambert Vorster - 2014-08-07 20:00

    Now I've seen enough!What is wrong with that? The went to a private party!Its allways racial,but only one way!Rather get your bloody parlement together and get rid of people that go there in clown suits!Eish!

  • mike.botha.7393 - 2014-08-07 20:00

    Upbringing kiss my ring what upbringing did those animals running around Jhb city center get

  • Claude Du Toit - 2014-08-07 20:01

    We can not allow this to happen. Who is fighting for these girls? Come on Solidarity.

  • Gary Lisai - 2014-08-07 20:01

    That was very insulting picture especially giving the fact that most elderly black woman look like that.

  • Clive Adrian Hammond - 2014-08-07 20:03

    Serious? This is the most ridiculous thing ever! If that was my daughter, I would rip tuks a new 'poephol' in the court!!!

  • Alain Smit - 2014-08-07 20:04

    GROW UP SOUTH AFRICA!!! GROW UP FOR @#$& SAKE!

  • David van Tonder - 2014-08-07 20:05

    I read an M&G article today were the autor claims that the Leon Schuster argument is a non-starter because he also dressed up as Indians,Afrikaners ect. and therefore does not target a specific group of people. What I would like to know is would she then be less offended if pictures was found of the same two girls dressed up as i.e. Indians previously.

  • Luckey Mhlayivana - 2014-08-07 20:05

    I am truly not border about the act of these children i know my self i am not ashamed about how i look like i am black proud and good looking i love my self

  • Johan Nothnagel - 2014-08-07 20:05

    No more white private parties can be held ? Ok, all black ladies wearing fake white people hear "plastic hair" make up and high heel shoes and clothing is not racist ?

      Candice.Cands - 2014-08-07 22:38

      Spot on! They want yo b white

      Vusi Dina - 2014-08-07 23:44

      The hair is actually Indian, but you can claim it as white if it makes you feel good about white self.

  • Alain Smit - 2014-08-07 20:07

    I was dressed up as a black guy at my school years ago. Want to take me on as well??? @#$ useless country.

      Vusi Dina - 2014-08-07 23:40

      Post it on FB I dare you!

  • Thomas James - 2014-08-07 20:10

    My wishlist for 2015 is to be deported to my native European country . Can't stand this racist whites . LOl

  • Vimbai Mukushwa - 2014-08-07 20:10

    when its Len Schuster u call it Entertainment but when its ordinary citizens with a great sense of hummour ....its Racist! double standard pple!!

  • Jan Janse Van Vuuren - 2014-08-07 20:11

    What a big scene about a dress up photo, wish they could use the same energy for all the white farmer that are killed, imagine that.

  • Claude Du Toit - 2014-08-07 20:12

    EEF should then stop discriminating againts Miners