Race war erupts as Coloureds refuse black teachers

“It’s a full-blown colour war.” This was all Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi could say to describe the crisis paralysing Roodepoort Primary School.

On Tuesday, the row over his appointment of Nomathemba Molefe as principal spilt over into a fist … Read the rest

‘Black’ NAACP president outed as white

An NAACP leader’s parents have made a startling revelation: their daughter, for years a highly visible civil rights activist in Eastern Washington, is white.

Rachel Dolezal, Spokane’s NAACP Chapter President and part-time Africana Studies professor at Eastern Washington University, has … Read the rest

Blacks impose English on coloured children of N. Cape

languageMr. 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

South Africa in breach of its treaty obligations to minorities

by Anton Alberts

I refer to the column “Massacre reveals our deficit in human solidarity” (Business Day, September 18) by Aubrey Matshiqi.

In his introductory remark Mr Matshiqi attacks the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) for daring to … Read the rest

70% of whites reject both Zuma and Motlanthe as SA presidential candidates – survey

Young South Africans prefer Kgalema Motlanthe to Jacob Zuma as a presidential candidate, although neither of them are that popular, according to a survey released on Monday.

“Given the choice of the two candidates, Kgalema Motlanthe is a clear winner,” … Read the rest

South African businesses to pay crippling affirmative-action fines

Businesses could pay an enormous price – up to 10% of their turnover – if they do not strictly observe provisions regarding affirmative action, says a report on the Sake24.com site.

Attempts at Nedlac to reach a compromise about proposed … Read the rest