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Carolina Spar’s senior staff members William Viljoen (32) and Hannes Terblanche (29), as well as security officer Obi Nortjie (32), allegedly hunted down brothers Thulani and Thabiso Sibanyoni after they reportedly insulted one of the store’s white employees. Picture: Gallo/File
Carolina Spar’s senior staff members William Viljoen (32) and Hannes Terblanche (29), as well as security officer Obi Nortjie (32), allegedly hunted down brothers Thulani and Thabiso Sibanyoni after they reportedly insulted one of the store’s white employees. Picture: Gallo/File

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As citizens across the country were outraged and polarised recently over the racial fault lines and  tension over a racist advert made by Unilever’s TRESemmé hair care brand and published on Clicks’ website, the incident has led to a wider debate about race and racial policies in other local industries. This article forms part of three-piece package that helps contextualise this debate. Here are the other two articles: 

Two incidents that show that racism is still embedded in South African society have outraged black communities in Mpumalanga. One is related to the nationwide outrage against Clicks’ offensive TRESemmé advert and the other to the beating of one man and the murder of another.

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