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.

On the 'One settler, one bullet' incident at UCT

2018-11-15 06:00

The Mlandu incident perhaps, if read closely, reveals to us whose libidinal economy matters in this country; whose feelings of pain and pleasure matter, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

"My friends are white"

2018-09-23 00:00

I’m a black guy with many white friends. We have differences – what we wear, the music we play and the manner in which we speak – and yet somehow I’ve remained friends with some of the guys for 20 years or more.

Umbrella funds lock out black players

2018-09-09 06:21

Umbrella funds are one of the biggest barriers to the transformation of the asset management sector as they offer a large list of services in-house and own the value chains, making it difficult for black asset managers to penetrate the market.


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.

It's time to have that awkward conversation with your friend who's a different race to you

2018-11-05 13:37

Our differences make us who we are and we should embrace them.

Rosie Motene on her journey to find healing

2018-10-17 10:48

The former Generations actress says she used to hate being black


2018-09-17 11:00

The craziest race on four wheels officially kicked off on Sunday 16 September as 70 amateur teams raced their homemade box cart vehicles down Sandton drive.

Has Meghan Markle changed her accent? People debate her 'new British accent'

2018-07-09 08:39

When Madonna married Guy Ritchie and moved to London in the early 2000s her American accent noticeably changed. Has the same happened with Meghan?

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