coloured people

 
PODCAST: De Bijbel
PODCAST: De Bijbel
Like our country, many of us in South Africa have complicated histories. Our ancestral backgrounds are almost always a mix contradicting the simple...
The limits of coloured nationalism
The limits of coloured nationalism
Siqalo is a mostly Xhosa informal settlement in Mitchells Plain, the largest coloured township in Cape Town. Some Siqalo squatters are coloured,...
There’s life in ‘Killing Karoline’
There’s life in ‘Killing Karoline’
KILLING KAROLINE: A MEMOIR by Sara-Jayne King (Jacana Media)
'We're not racist; just give coloureds a chance'
'We're not racist; just give coloureds a chance'
In Klipspruit West, south of Johannesburg, children are playing in the streets in the middle of the day in their pyjamas. Rocks barricade the streets...
Mixed-race realities collide in cinematic self-portrait
Mixed-race realities collide in cinematic self-portrait
‘And for so long I have wanted to escape into the Dream, to fold my country over my head like a blanket. But this has never been an option,...
Twenty-three people live in a two-bedroom flat in Eldos
Twenty-three people live in a two-bedroom flat in Eldos
The blocks of flats in Eldorado Park Extension 8 stand in faded yellows and blues. The palisade fencing around the complex has all but disappeared....
'Uprising' prediction comes true
'Uprising' prediction comes true
Coloured people were on the verge of an uprising, fed up with years of “systematic discrimination” by the state, the leader of rights group...
​Rights group fights for coloured people at UN session
​Rights group fights for coloured people at UN session
The coloured people’s rights group, Camissa Movement for Equality, has called...
Letters to the editor: December 4 to 8 2015
Letters to the editor: December 4 to 8 2015
No intelligent South African would deny that, in the first instance, we are all humans, and that, if we are born of and take our living from the...
Don't tell me who I am, black man
Don't tell me who I am, black man
There is one debate about coloured identity that I do have a strong view on. It is the arrogance with which other people want to impose on coloured...
The ANC, the Cape and the 'coloured' question
The ANC, the Cape and the 'coloured' question
The Western Cape has been under the control of the now-defunct National Party, the ANC and presently the Democratic Alliance (DA) since the...
Bok proves dreams of Peyton Place can become real
Bok proves dreams of Peyton Place can become real
It's a rainy Friday in August. Rachel Hendricks looks around her. Her eyes take in the small lounge of her renovated municipal house. Her eyes then...

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