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Let's Think Zille was wrong, but proved a point
Western Cape premier Helen Zille made an awful mistake last week with her reference to colonialism in a string of tweets, but did prove a point, although not the one she
17 Mar 2017 - P. C.
Final Word The race of racism a marathon
There seems to be a desperate race (as in running) on between various groups in South Africa to determine who can be first past the post with an answer to the country’s race
08 Feb 2017 - P. C.
Let's Think Hairstyle issue throwing baby out with the bath water?
The fact that the hairstyles of pupils at Pretoria Girls High School became a national issue is symptomatic of deeper problems in the South African nation. It is, firstly, an
02 Sep 2016 - P. C.
Let's Think Do we really learn our lessons from racist incidents?
Racism and its first cousin, prejudice, are a tragic part of South African society. Do we learn all the necessary lessons when manifestations of it hit us in the face? Due to the
12 May 2016 - P. C.
Racism Watch Comparing black people to monkeys has a long, dark simian history
 In European cultural history the comparison of humans to apes and monkeys dates back to at least Plato. Evolutionist Darwin made his contribution and so did Hollywood with
04 Mar 2016
Let's Think South Africa’s dangerous mix of gossip, rumour and fear
 A dangerous mix of gossip, rumour and fear, often fuelled by social media, is currently poisoning South African society. Many South Africans are allowing themselves,
03 Mar 2016 - P. C.
Let's Think Do whites have to start fearing for their safety?
 Fed by an inflammatory and irrational national racial narrative, student protest in Cape Town took an extremely nasty turn last week. What is especially worrying, is that
18 Feb 2016 - P. C.
Sociopolitical Watch Can municipal elections save SA from a racial conflict?
“South African society has not been this saturated with anger and protest since the late 1980s. The previous 12 months have witnessed a decisive shift in the country’s
29 Jan 2016 - P. C.
Final Word Race, racism and racists: pots and kettles abound
Race, racism and racists have lately become probably the most dominating terms used in South African political discourse – but where did it all start? One of the first
22 Jan 2016 - P. C.
Election Watch Dangerous mix of race, land and business issues will dominate
Over the past weekend it became clear that the ANC and President Jacob Zuma have swallowed a dangerously emotive cocktail of issues, mixed by the EFF, for this year’s
17 Jan 2016 - P. C.

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