Black Africans never owned any land. Any form of formal ownership is a Western concept. You cannot take something from somebody who never had it. In fact, what is it that white people, specifically white men, are supposed to … Read the rest
The reader should know that I cringe as I write this first-person account.
Why the disclaimer?
Opinion differs about how often to use the first person pronoun in various genres of writing. Certainly its overuse in opinion writing is a … Read the rest
Employers will have to be on their guard not to discriminate unfairly against white workers following a ruling by the Labour Court against the Tshwane municipality.
The court found affirmative action not based on employment equity plans or staffing policies … Read the rest
Reporters from the Swedish weekly newspaper Nya Tider (New Times) travelled to South Africa to investigate whether the “Rainbow Nation” is the success story that Swedish establishment media sometimes say it is – as far as they are at all… Read the rest
In a fitting tribute to the radical cleric in favour of whom the road’s name was changed, blacks are rioting and looting along Beyers Naudé Drive in Johannesburg. A riot these days in South Africa is called a “service delivery … Read the rest
A family of four, including a 9-year-old child, was brutally murdered between Wednesday 9 and Thursday, 10 March on a Randfontein farm in Rodora, Doornfontein, reports the Randfontein Herald, a local newspaper.
According to Captain Appel Ernst, Randfontein Police … Read the rest
Foreign nationals were attacked in separate incidents on Johannesburg’s East Rand at the weekend, South African Police said.
On Saturday, in Tsepong in De Dear, three men shot an Ethiopian national inside a shop.
“The suspects got into their vehicle … Read the rest
Last night it was exactly 30 years ago that the controversial leftist Swedish prime minister, Olof Palme, had been assassinated. Palme was returning from the cinema in Stockholm on 28 February 1986 when he was shot in the back, dying … Read the rest
A black African has been arrested on a charge of rape involving an 8-year old boy, according to a police statement in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The incident allegedly took place in the toilet of a school in … Read the rest
I AM disagreeably surprised that Business Day saw fit to publish the article by Thando Mgqolozana that called for the occupation of land by force (Land grab the only way to restore justice, January 20). In most countries, … Read the rest
Hey white people,
This is a fairly long article, but I challenge you to read it to the end. You may get uncomfortable, but it’s necessary. This article isn’t an ode to white-bashing. Quite the contrary. I’d just like to … Read the rest
South Africa’s minister of higher education and Communist Party leader, Blade Nzimande, yesterday stated that the “Fees must fall” movement by mostly black students had caused R150m (about $10m) worth of damage. Government will now make good that amount for … Read the rest
The recent uproar in South Africa over the claims by ANC president Jacob Zuma that the 1913 Land Act dispossessed blacks is a blatant lie, and forms part of four core lies about South African history, a New Observer correspondent … Read the rest