Black women in South Africa can't relate to John Steenhuisen's luck

2018-11-27 14:33

Now that it has been revealed that DA chief whip John Steenhuisen has no qualification beyond matric, it's necessary to address the elephant in the boardroom that's blocking entry for black women.

White parents must rub their apartheid dust off and introspect

2018-11-13 06:47

The apartheid ghosts hover over our schools and the parents indoctrinated by their own schooling hold tight to their symbols and traditions, writes Heidi Villa-Vicencio.

White privilege, black poverty and the DA offer

2018-05-14 09:00

Acknowledging white privilege does not take away from honouring all those who suffered for liberating our country, writes Terri Stander.

Time for white people to say: 'not in my name'

2018-05-02 08:08

It is not good enough to march when we think Jacob Zuma is a bad president, but when whites do evil things assume our fellow citizens know that we are against it and therefore stay quiet, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

A white man saying 'Maphumalanga' is not racist, according to the advertising authority

2018-04-18 14:34

'Many first-language English and Afrikaans speakers do struggle with the "mp” sound, and the result is amusing to other groups.'

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race

2017-09-27 16:52

Why British journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge's frustrations about racial dialogue in Britain is one that South Africans can relate to.

White privilege is real, especially in the workplace

2017-04-06 10:02

It creeps up in many forms - from the way people are spoken to, right to the lack of people of colour in leadership roles.

Why white people don’t talk about race

2016-11-13 06:13

There is growing concern that many white people, particularly Afrikaners, prefer not to participate in public discussions about race.


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.

On Magnus Malan, the TRC and white victimhood

2018-08-14 10:13

The Magnus Malan story is a powerful example of how white violence can become victimhood and therefore worthy of protection and defence, writes Jodi Wiliams.

Maimane's critics in the DA have dubious intentions

2018-05-06 19:34

I have found a number of white South Africans deeply offended by the notion that their votes are predicated on the idea that the DA should be silent on privilege and poverty along racial lines, writes Herman Mashaba.

AfriForum's Juju prosecution another attempt to protect white privilege

2018-04-20 16:39

The hierarchies and methods used during apartheid to intimidate black people still exist. Because white people are still in control, any tempering with their feelings invites serious consequences, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Racists still have plenty of places to hide

2018-03-29 16:08

The majority of whites in South Africa may not be as the editor believes, racist. On the other hand, perhaps they just hide it better than they did in the past, writes Charlene Naidoo.

Kendall, Pepsi, and a can of worms

2017-04-06 13:24

We must be grateful for white corporates - they’re an honest reflection of the skewed call to protest in South Africa today.

Be careful of how you criticise Zuma

2016-11-29 08:02

White South Africans who spit venom every time they mention Zuma’s name should know that white people will be asked to make significant sacrifices in the post-Zuma era, writes Max du Preez.

Sorry whites, I can't help you

2016-11-13 06:13

In our 22-year-old democratic dispensation, in which whites continue to assume a privileged space, they have no right to play victim.

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