OPINION: Idea-less DA continues to revert to type

2019-12-13 14:00

One look at the continuing convergence between class and race inequalities confirms the reality of race in the lives of millions of South Africans. For example, the average black African household enjoys as little as four percent of the wealth of the average white household in South Africa, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.

OPINION: The DA's awkward history with race

2019-12-02 16:30

The "classical liberals" have got their way, and Mmusi Maimane has been replaced with John Steenhuisen as interim leader. To their credit, as dominant bloc they seem concerned about the message that the party’s internal racial conflict and resultant repeated purges of black leaders sends to the wider voting public, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.

ANC must be lauded for De Ruyter appointment

2019-11-22 08:29

De Ruyter could actually be pink and I wouldn't give a hoot as long as he can assist in stabilising Eskom - as it will have a disastrous impact on ALL South Africans if the state-owned enterprise sinks like the titanic.

Mcebo Dlamini: On the dangers of tribalism and Xhosa exceptionalism

2019-11-21 10:02

People have been saying, "Xhosas are carrying the entire nation on their back". This is harmless insofar as it remains just banter but people's fantasies always manifest in jest so perhaps we need to take the issue seriously, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

ANALYSIS | Race, redress and liberalism: How the DA lost its way

2019-10-11 06:00

Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.

Blacks won't recover their blackness with political power alone

2019-07-22 10:00

Songezo Zibi's column essentially is a contribution to the commentary about state capture rather than blacks reclaiming their blackness. He went about chewing something that was not in his mouth, writes Leeto Thale.

A photo of the 2019 Miss India pageant is sparking outrage because the finalists all appear to have fair skin

2019-06-01 08:12

Many people accused the pageant organization of being racist for failing to include a more diverse group of women.

The rainbow nation is dead

2019-05-23 05:00

The portrayal of white South Africans as a victimised minority could not be further from the truth and statistics can attest to that. Twenty-five years into democracy, the economy and land are still in the hands of the few, writes Pearl Mncube.

Woman discovers at 70 that she was not light-skinned but actually white

2019-03-27 11:14

Growing up, 75-year-old Verda Byrd, who was adopted as a child into an African American family, always thought that she was light-skinned but it wasn’t until she dug into her biological’s parent’s ethnicity was she proven otherwise.

A 35-year-old woman became the first to win a 430km race, and she did it while pumping breast milk for her daughter

2019-01-19 07:11

The course record was previously set by a man, and Paris beat it by 12 hours.


OPINION: 'The DA is accepting of many different perspectives, all under the broad umbrella of liberalism'

2019-12-06 12:00

The view that our identities, including that of race, are "socially constructed" rather than immutable may seem startling to many. But this notion is part of a much-respected tradition in the social sciences, writes Belinda Bozzoli.

Landisa: I'm French and dating a black man in Cape Town. Here's what racism really looks like

2019-11-29 07:57

I overcompensated by being extra nice to the people of colour serving my meals, packing my shopping, driving the bus that took me to work, and cleaning my office.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: André de Ruyter and the corruption of transformation

2019-11-22 06:00

The corruption of transformation is one of the reasons public entities have become no-go zones for some talented black people who care about their reputation. They regard the entities as slaughter houses, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

OPINION: No 'white denialism' in the DA, despite what critics say

2019-11-20 11:17

Prof Christi van der Westhuizen's opinion piece "Liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race" amounts to a straw man argument. It criticises the DA for positions that we have never expressed, writes Zakhele Mbhele.

Zindzi Mandela can't be found as Dirco seeks clarity on her apparent tweets

2019-06-17 20:14

South African Ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela has been missing in action after controversial tweets relating to land and race were tweeted from an account in her name.

The myth of non-racialism in SA and how the ANC contributed to it through sport

2019-05-23 17:25

It could be argued that the current state of "race" madness is the result of the disjuncture between the ANC's ideology of nationhood and the ideal of non-racialism, writes Francois Cleophas.

Fig leaf of colour coding at the heart of our woundedness

2019-05-07 08:43

Why would "race" be a plausible explanatory variable for inequalities in the face of so many engineered structural inequities that remain engrained in our social relationships, asks Mamphela Ramphele.

Here's a list of the 'first black women' that made history this year

2018-12-19 12:18

Beyond celebrating graduations, here's what else we marked as important to highlight in the road to equality and advancing our careers.

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