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“Excuses” hinder varsity transformation, academics say
“Excuses” hinder varsity transformation, academics say
Academics believe that excuses and being comfortable with the current status quo are some of the reasons that have led to the higher education...
Behind SA’s brutality
Behind SA’s brutality
Contemporary South African society has been constructed on the idea of difference. Race and gender differences are intrinsically tied to our...
Head’s journalism eclipsed
Head’s journalism eclipsed
Dimitri Tsafendas and Bessie Head shared the weight of being of mixed-race parentage in a country governed by a clique obsessed with race, racial...
Slice of life: Skin shapes the way I am
Slice of life: Skin shapes the way I am
Why do I write? Being born as the light-skinned girl in a dark-skinned neighbourhood gives you an interesting perspective. You start to see...
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...
Cricket: Aussie batsman Khawaja reveals racial abuse
Cricket: Aussie batsman Khawaja reveals racial abuse
Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has revealed he was racially abused so much growing up...
You can’t not talk to kids about race
You can’t not talk to kids about race
Race may be an uncomfortable conversation for some parents but, in South Africa, whether we like it or not, things always boil down to us and...
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,...
From candid to can-do? The joke’s on us
From candid to can-do? The joke’s on us
I was recently walking along the Sea Point promenade with my friend Darrel, minding my own business. Minding one’s own business is harder in Sea...
White man, you're on your own
White man, you're on your own
A year ago, I knocked myself out in a fall. Afterwards, I looked exactly like a battered woman: black eyes, missing teeth, split lips. In this...
Is identity South Africa’s be-all and end-all?
Is identity South Africa’s be-all and end-all?
September 17 2015. I flew from my home in Uganda and found myself, for the first time, in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was the start of a...
SA loves its jokes deep fried in race
SA loves its jokes deep fried in race
By his own admission, Daniel Friedman, otherwise known as Deep Fried Man, the comic and satirist, was "plump" at high school. He realised it made...

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