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White genocide: How the big lie spread to the US and beyond
White genocide: How the big lie spread to the US and beyond
The spike in advocacy against a so-called “white genocide” in South Africa can be traced to a co-ordinated campaign by right-wing group the...
Gauteng education department and school in court over additional placements
Gauteng education department and school in court over additional placements
Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging will head to the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday to try and overturn a Gauteng education department decision...
Court rules in favour of mother tongue education
Court rules in favour of mother tongue education
Are bursary schemes which give preference to students who want to specialise in indigenous African languages and who come from rural areas...
The strange places we misplace power
The strange places we misplace power
Ukuhamba kukubona. Travelling is seeing, they say in my language. My friend X and I took a day trip on Sunday morning, to a small town in the Free...
Poets reclaim Cape Town's historical narrative
Poets reclaim Cape Town's historical narrative
‘It’s funny that you call this place Kaapstad. Kaap means ‘steal’ in Dutch. Kapen. ‘To steal’,” says Sjaan Flikweert. She says this...
English only at varsity is not a remedy
English only at varsity is not a remedy
Much has been written about last year’s ground shift in higher education. Universities responded to calls to reconsider the extent to which...
AfriKaaps is an act of reclamation
AfriKaaps is an act of reclamation
COMMENTMultilingual speakers of Kaaps remain burdened by the negative colonial and apartheid image of Gamtaal in South Africa.
Right-wing radicals back Pretoria University protests
Right-wing radicals back Pretoria University protests
An Afrikaner survivalist group, which calls for self-determination, has backed protests at the University of Pretoria, determined to protect...
Afrikaners: Stand up for what is right, for our future
Afrikaners: Stand up for what is right, for our future
This piece was originally written in Afrikaans. This is important to mention not only to make it clear who my target audience is but also to show...
Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions
Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions
In the past two weeks, we have seen protests erupt at former Afrikaans-only universities, specifically at the University of Pretoria and the...
Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities
Why Afrikaans doesn't qualify for special treatment at universities
There is a fierce debate underway about the language of instruction at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Students protested throughout 2015 against the use of Afrikaans as the...
Thousands march over alleged racism at Heidelberg school
Thousands march over alleged racism at Heidelberg school
In a march that disrupted learning in Ratanda schools on Monday, local leaders of the ANC and its alliance partners took turns accusing the...

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