About two weeks ago, Hermann Giliomee, the well-known liberal Afrikaner historian, wrote a scandalous piece in the Afrikaans Sunday newspaper, Rapport. The title was, “Apartheid: was it only evil?” (Afrikaans link)
I have since responded with two articles … Read the rest
by Timothy Spangler
When the Socialist Francois Hollande took over the French presidency this spring, many French voters hoped that his new government would bring about a distinct change in direction from the “bling-bling” administration of his predecessor, Nicholas Sarkozy. … Read the rest
Farm attacks should be viewed within the context of the country’s high crime statistics, and not as racially motivated, President Jacob Zuma has told Beeld newspaper.
Many attacks took place on the farms of white commercial farmers, and had the … Read the rest
Much patience is needed for South Africa to develop social cohesion, black church leader Reverend Frank Chikane said in Kliptown, Soweto on Thursday.
“We need to be ready to listen to each other,” he said during a report back from … Read the rest
By Mike Smith
“Dog bites man” is not news, but “Man bites dog” is.
It also applies to spotting bullshit in the news. Stabbing someone to death is just not a white thing in South Africa. It is a black … Read the rest
(Reuters) – Tracy Martin had been looking for his son Trayvon since the night before. He went to bed figuring the teen must have gone to the movies and turned off his phone. When Trayvon still wasn’t home in the … Read the rest
A Pretoria magistrate has said black people are having to pay more bail than whites, and are effectively receiving harsher punishments than whites who have committed the same offences.
Magistrate Ndileka Ndamase made the statement in the Hatfield district court … Read the rest
Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder has defended his controversial remarks on land in an interview with the Sunday Independent.
Mulder, who is also the deputy minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, said recently that there was sufficient evidence that … Read the rest
by Lucas Shaw, The Wrap
ESPN has fired one employee and suspended another for using the same racist word in connection to New York Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin.
In both cases, an employee used the word “chink” in reference to … Read the rest
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville campus is probing racial comments posted on its facebook page earlier this week, spokeswoman Nomonde Mbadi said on Friday.
“All matters in this regard are currently under investigation. The university’s internal disciplinary processes will be … Read the rest
Yesterday NUMSA, the National Mineworkers Union of South Africa, issued a document replete with Marxist references to the class struggle, calling for the nationalisation of mines in South Africa. It based its policy position on two fundamental ANC documents: the … Read the rest