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Why Afrikaner affirmative action was more effective than BEE

The National Party government used a collective effort — social, cultural, linguistic, political and financial — to prop up poor white people

Race reinvented for post-apartheid SA

Two decades since 1994, we’re still stuck in the racial categories of the old regime - a colour-coding of class from which only the rich benefit.

Seven ways in which our government abuses black people

The real problem between black and white South Africans is not white people's attitude, but the government's desertion of black people.

No apologies for affirmative action, says Phiyega

Government and business should never be apologetic about implementing affirmative action, according to National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

We need an era of black exceptionalism

As black people we need to liberate ourselves from self-doubt and wondering if we are ever really good enough - and dominate, writes Khaya Dlanga.

Affirmative action does not kill babies

The subtext that black people are incompetent is widespread and racist and must be addressed, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.

Renate Barnard resigns from SAPS over race discrimination

Captain Renate Barnard has handed in her resignation after a protracted battle for promotion within the SAPS, denied her because she is white.

Good story? Zuma chases ANC tale

President Jacob Zuma has called for intensified affirmative action policy after the elections.

Khaya Dlanga: Affirmative action is here, deal with it

Although affirmative action is at times abused and unfairly used, it is still far from unnecessary. We just need to learn how to make it work.

Khaya Dlanga: DA wants to tell black people about affirmative action

The DA's good intentions are that of a white master who thinks that he knows what is best for a black person, writes Khaya Dlanga.

Verashni Pillay: Why the DA’s race decision is a big deal

Lindiwe Mazibuko and others have scored a victory in the DA with its decision that race matters, which puts the party on a more interesting course.

De Klerk Foundation welcomes Labour Court ruling

The ruling that it is unfair to use only national demographics to implement affirmative action was a victory for equality, the Foundation said.

W Cape affirmative action case sparks protests

The case against correctional services for its "blatant policy of absolute racial representation" in hiring for jobs has continued, amid protests.

Rich get richer through unfettered capitalism, not own devices

The ANC has used power allotted to it to create a black elite by implementing affirmative action in rather doubtful ways, writes Sampie Terreblanche.

BBC takes issue with ‘unconstitutional’ set-asides

The Black Business Council (BBC) could take the government to the Constitutional Court over a procurement process it believes to be unfair.

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