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The blackface election looms

Like blackface, the US election is a stupid inversion of the ‘usual’ trope of being the superpower that offers lessons on governance and rights to Africa

Oh Shucks, an accidental blackface hero

Leon Schuster is having a few movies of his removed from Showmax and Phumlani Pikoli figures: what better time to reflect on this bruh than now?

Strip away the blackface that causes so much pain

Canada’s leader, seen as an antidote America’s Donald Trump, is accused of concealing prejudice

Rows, racism and couples’ comings and goings in celeb world

Zoe Saldana’s off the hook but racist provocations aren’t, Thusi does battle with SABC and ‘Battle Africa’, and hottest new lovebirds cuddle up.

Finding the Missing link between funny and passé

Conrad Koch shares insight behind the colour change of his puppet, Chester Missing, and a whole new set of conversations he's ready to have.

Students who wore ‘blackface’ to return to university

During a mediation, the students explained that they did not mean to cause harm by their actions and apologised unconditionally.

No action on second ‘blackface’ incident

Stellenbosch University says critical debate is more valuable than disciplinary action against students involved in a "blackface" incident.

Blade: We must reject racial divisions on campuses

Blade Nzimande has urged universities to promote social cohesion on campuses in the wake of recent racist incidents, like "black face".

‘Blackface’ students suspended from residences

Two white students photographed in domestic worker outfits and smeared with black paint have been temporarily suspended from their residences.

Kodwa siyaqhelwa – we’re being taken for granted #blackface

Every time anti-black racism rears its ugly head – as it did this week on Facebook – someone tells black people how they should respond to it.

Italian MP dons blackface in racist stunt

Right-wing politician Gianluca Buonanno put on blackface makeup in Parliament in a tirade against supposedly unfair benefits to immigrants in Italy.

Blackface for Halloween is never okay

Donning blackface for Halloween, such as actress Julianne Hough recently did, evokes racial prejudice, says African studies experts.

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Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says ‘eish’ when told of Zuma’s alleged Eskom meddling

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up

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