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‘Western Cape a racist hideout’

The Western Cape is a hideout for racists who do not want a black government and the country could run more effectively with fewer provinces, ANC leaders said yesterday.

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, a speaker at a provincial ANC meeting, … Read the rest


English the least patriotic nation

It may be St George’s Day in April, but don’t expect a sea of red and white flags to be flying across the nation.

England is the least patriotic country in Europe, according to a survey that found only 10% … Read the rest

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Facebook pledges to combat German racism

Facebook pledged Monday to combat racist hate speech on its German-language network amid an upsurge in xenophobic comments online as Germany faces an unprecedented influx of refugees.

The US social media network said it would encourage “counter speech” and step … Read the rest

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White poet poses as Chinese

Michael Derrick Hudson of Indiana used the pen name Yi-Fen Chou after his poem was repeatedly rejected under his real name

A white man whose poem was published Tuesday under a Chinese-sounding pseudonym in The Best American Poetry anthology has … Read the rest

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Stellenbosch promises to ‘remove racists’

Rector and vice-chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers promised Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training on Tuesday Stellenbosch University would root out “racists”.

Stefan Lang, the outgoing SRC chairman, having to rush through his address in order to provide … Read the rest