A magistrate at the Randburg Magistrates Court, Naren Sewnarain, accepted the arguments put forward by Conrad Koch that there exists American-style freedom of speech in South Africa and everyone may insult everyone else in the grossest of manners, as well … Read the rest
In the sparsely populated Karoo desert in the heart of South Africa’s Northern Cape, the spirit of Afrikaner independence lives on.
I spent a few days in Orania, a town established in 1991 where no black people live.
I was … Read the rest
From Vanuatu ‘our’ flag and penchant for imitation
South Africa, especially these days, is trying to decide whether we should emulate Idi Amin’s Uganda or some cargo cult on the island of Vanuatu. You could call the system here a … Read the rest
by Johan de Wet
I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks
Let’s make lots of money
You’ve got the brawn, I’ve got the brains
Let’s make lots of money – The Petshop Boys
Afrikaans columnist Manfred Delport has just … Read the rest
PRAAG, the Pro-Afrikaans Action Group, is meeting this week to consider the options in what it described as the “Ebola-like outbreak of Boerehaat in South Africa”.
“We’ve had it,” said Dr. Dan Roodt, leader of PRAAG. “In the latest incident … Read the rest
PRAAG, the Pro-Afrikaans Action Group, has come out in favour of the EFF plan to scrap the bits of Die Stem still sung as part of the South African national anthem.
“Although, like all Afrikaners, we love Die Stem,” said … Read the rest
According to the South African Press Assocation (SAPA), the SABC on Thursday denied claims it is preparing to “dump” almost all its Afrikaans language shows on SABC2 and move the language’s programming to SABC3.
Kaizer Kganyago, spokesman for the SABC, … Read the rest
The ceremonies and media propaganda around the death of Nelson Mandela, cost millions of rands. Those rands were to a large extent paid by taxpayers of whom the large majority are white. By means of social grants, … Read the rest
Dumisa Ntsebeza SC, for the families, brought the complaint shortly after the inquiry resumed its … Read the rest
A mob chanting that they will burn the headmaster of an old and prestigious high school east of Johannesburg yesterday marched on the school, led by local politicians from the South African Communist Party and the ANC.
One of the … Read the rest
A careful argument on language in education has been distorted to create a media hype, Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen said on Wednesday.
“It still amazes me how a careful argument about language inclusivity can be seriously … Read the rest
by Dan Roodt
South Africa’s multiracial and multicultural society is exploding into a never-ending Kulturkampf or American-style culture war. Anti-racists are the new racists, spreading intolerance and even violence ahead … Read the rest
The under-representation of Afrikaans-speaking personnel in the department of trade and industry is unacceptable and the Freedom Front Plus will be asking the minister of trade and Industry, Mr. Rob Davies, to rectify the imbalance, Adv. Anton Alberts, … Read the rest
Mr. Zolile Prusente is the curriculum specialist with the regional education department in Upington. Recently, he sent a complaint to the South African Human Rights Commission regarding a problematic shift in language policy in the past year.
He alleges that … Read the rest