Europe created the Afrikaner problem in South Africa

A recent statement by the FW de Klerk Foundation in Cape Town after the Constitutional Court’s finding in the Renate Barnard affirmative-action case, said that “[the judgement] is, in effect, a prescription for, and validation of, harmful discrimination against millions … Read the rest

South African whites, by definition, cannot be ‘racist’

This is a very amusing story that was published recently in South Africa. A local black comedian who calls himself  TolA$$Mo (Mongezi Ngcobondwane) claimed that an Afro-American called him a “kaffir” and there is a court case on which you … Read the rest

Of English moral hysteria and student pranks

South Africa is apparently experiencing another tedious outburst of moral outrage about an innocuous case of “blackface” put on by two women students at the University of Pretoria for a 21st-birthday party.

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Rooinek angst, a reply to Shaun de Waal

In response to Shaun de Waal’s review of Afrikaans popular movie Platteland in the Mail & Guardian, Paint your oxwagon a few years ago, I offered a response which seems all the more relevant, given the current and growing animosityRead the rest

Little America at the tip of Africa

ILANA MERCER: There’s an elephant in the courtroom in which Oscar Pistorius is being tried for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It is the unidirectional, black-on-black and black-on-white violent crime in South Africa. The fear of being butchered

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ILANA MERCER: There’s an elephant in the courtroom in which Oscar Pistorius is being tried for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It is the unidirectional, black-on-black and black-on-white violent crime in South Africa. The fear of being butchered

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South African Communist Party should not prevent Clive Derby-Lewis’s release

Jeremy Cronin’s opinions on the release of Clive Derby-Lewis as reported in Business Day not so long ago reflect the extraodinary powers of the South African Communist Party that endure almost 25 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.… Read the rest

Nadine Gordimer and kronor for our Red Terror

For a while now, I have been interested in the “Swedish connection”. The intriguing question for me is: What role did Nadine Gordimer play in securing the Swedish funding for the ANC and South African Communist Party? Without the Swedish … Read the rest

Red Terror and the killing in South Africa

I came across this interesting quote from the Mengistu era in Ethiopia yesterday, whose communist-style party, the Derg, said the following in 1976:

“We are ready to unleash red terror on the EPRP fascists. Their blood shall serve as the … Read the rest

Why I hate South Africa, part 1

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South Africa is a land of great natural beauty. Its unique flora and fauna attract tourists from all over the world. Due to geological accident, we also have buried beneath our soil … Read the rest

South African sports policy tends toward ethnically separate teams

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The recent remarks by South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula were typically contradictory: on the one hand he will not impose quotas on sports like rugby and … Read the rest

No hatred in the old South Africa

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Steven Friedman’s protestations about “apartheid denial” notwithstanding, it is true that many people are reassessing South Africa’s past in the light of the present, which is in … Read the rest

Mandela’s legacy: the Shell House massacre

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Twenty years ago, on 28 March 1994, the ANC’s militia massacred a crowd of protesting Zulus in downtown Johannesburg, using automatic weapons against men armed only with … Read the rest