Christi Van Der

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South Africa’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race

The white liberal establishment, both inside and outside the DA, holds onto its race-blindness by distorting the South African idea of “non-racialism”

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid SA remains stuck in whiteness

Afrikaners in post-apartheid South Africa struggle with a historical sense of inferiority that reinforces their whiteness.

ANC policy papers point to a party in a panic about losing power

Documents released ahead of the policy conference of the ANC show it hasn't the guts or internal balance of forces, for self-correction and renewal.

Peace process as cover for occupation

A visit to Israel today shows that it is still 'a Jewish movement for colonial settlement'.

Deaths from unsafe abortions are rising

The stigmatisation of abortion continues, also at the highest levels of government. Plus, illegal abortion providers have proliferated.

Race: The DA’s elephant in the policy room

Can the Democratic Alliance chart a way forward for liberalism and rid itself of a pernicious form of whiteness, asks Christi van der Westhuizen.

Going gaga to get my bit

Despite being something of a multinational corporation in her own right, Lady Gaga has been unable to save her art from the clammy paw of consumerism.

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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