Forget the maths, South Africa needs more Marxism at school

Over the last few days, South Africa’s “minister of basic education” – yes, we have such a thing – announced a few statistics that people found alternately shocking or “hilarious”. Everything in South Africa is “hilarious”: even the vicious murders … Read the rest

Over the last few days, South Africa’s “minister of basic education” – yes, we have such a thing – announced a few statistics that people found alternately shocking or “hilarious”. Everything in South Africa is “hilarious”: even the vicious murders … Read the rest

BBC discovers Afrikaans is spoken in Orania!

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

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

Verwoerd’s echo from a dead man talking

Hendrik Verwoerd
Hendrik Verwoerd

by Joseph Secrève

What do Hendrik Verwoerd and Ray Jasper have in common?

At first glance this question may seem a bit peculiar, with Verwoerd being the well-known and much maligned ‘father of apartheid’ and Ray Jasper being … Read the rest

Apartheid protected us from Africa’s ‘dark eye’

by Dan Roodt

In response to my letter originally published in Business Day and available as a column here, Apartheid evil is hype, there has been at least three irate replies (see underneath) and one of support, Apartheid better Read the rest