Institutional Racism

Prejudice thrives when knowledge systems are biased

Notions of superior Western and scientific understanding need to be challenged

Institutional racism is still alive and kicking in the workplace

Colonialism and apartheid were all-encompassing systems, involving institutions, professions and the public and private sectors.

Trump: I’m not a racist

Senator David Purdue, a Republican from Georgia, called charges that Trump is racist "ridiculous".

UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and accusations of fake qualifications

Just nine months into her appointment, two UCT alumni sent a string of emails alleging her qualifications are fake

Charlottesville is America everywhere

US white supremacists and Neo-Nazis are no longer afraid of showing their faces because they face no repercussions.

Education MEC and St John’s community seek expulsion of racist teacher

The school has set up a communications team to deal with media interest, including working with Flow Communications, “a reputation management firm”.

100 years ago African-Americans marched on 5th Avenue to declare black lives matter

The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as one of the signs raised to the sky on that July afternoon in 1917: “Give me a chance to live.”

Unfair practices against black and female lawyers are ‘plain for everybody to see’

"We have a longstanding problem within the legal profession where black people are not getting a fair share of the work available out there."

The connection between Grenfell and Finsbury Park

Both the Grenfell fire and the Finsbury Park attack are the result of the UK government's vilification of the 'other'.

Pietermaritzburg Girls High: Codes of conduct won’t fix entrenched racism

Being told to “get over it” negates what we constantly have to say about race: just because we're equal on paper does not mean we are equal in reality

When an Afro-feminist festival defies white supremacy

Black women must be allowed to come together without being forced to justify their actions to people who do not face similar oppressions

Latest

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it