The 10 finalists for a prestigious literary award were announced at the University of Cape Town yesterday.
Boerehaat author and British darling Marlene van Niekerk’s “uncompromising look” at poor Afrikaans communities has netted her a place in the finals of … Read the rest
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
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
Academics developed a modeling technique to help with managing complicated problems. A problem is translated to a model and once a solution emerges from the model, it is translated back to reality for implementation. The model therefore … Read the rest
It never takes too long for any black politician in South Africa to become a paid puppet of a foreign colonial power.
Julius Malema wasted no time. … Read the rest
Proletarian internationalism has never really inspired the so-called “silent majority” in South Africa, so it must count as one of the failures of the Left that they never actually persuaded “the masses” to wave hammer-and-sickle flags and … Read the rest
Few outsiders understand the ethnic dynamics of South Africa. Foreign journalists come here and imagine that we are some kind of remake of the USA, transposing American ethnic categories (and Hollywood movies) onto us. Of course, … Read the rest
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“Every action has an equal but opposite reaction” – Sir Isaac Newton
In life, actions (physical or otherwise) also have reactions. Somehow, an unknown number of actions, reactions and re-reactions got us … Read the rest
by Dan Roodt
The exceedingly harsh sentences handed down by Judge Eben Jordaan in the Boeremag trial have had a mixed reception in South Africa. On the one hand, members … Read the rest
Almost 600 Afrikaners marched on the Union Buildings on Thursday to protest white genocide. The Red October group released hundreds of red balloons to mark the day while calling for tolerance and warned against hate speech and racism.… Read the rest
by Dan Roodt
My first question upon reading this sorry little ego trip from a Daily Maverick columnist who obviously thinks she deserves the Nobel prize for literature in a … Read the rest