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Christi van der Westhuizen

Christi van der Westhuizen

Prof Christi van der Westhuizen (D.Phil.) is associate professor at the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD) at the Nelson Mandela University.
South Africa’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race
South Africa’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race
South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), is...
Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid SA remains stuck in whiteness
Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid SA remains stuck in whiteness
Why is it that when the West was turning away from direct colonialism in the mid-20th century, South Africa shifted to apartheid, an intensified...
ANC policy papers point to a party in a panic about losing power
ANC policy papers point to a party in a panic about losing power
The documents released ahead of the upcoming policy conference of the governing ANC expose a panicking party that sees enemies everywhere. While...
Peace process as cover for occupation
Peace process as cover for occupation
Prayer's Road in Hebron in the West Bank stands as a metaphor for Israel's colonial project in Palestine. Houses dating back eight centuries to the...
Deaths from unsafe abortions are rising
Deaths from unsafe abortions are rising
Controlling fertility is an integral part of the human condition, specifically for women. This is because of the reproductive capacity particular to...
Race: The DA's elephant in the policy room
Race: The DA's elephant in the policy room
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is the only party predicted by election surveys to show significant growth in the 2014 election. Although the DA draws...
Going gaga to get my bit
Going gaga to get my bit
"I ’m a free bitch." The astuteness of this observation by Lady Gaga – a refrain in her song Bad Romance –...