Race Relations

Let’s slay some myths about identity politics

Just because you choose to reject an identity you are born with, does not mean it is not there

Unravelling Darwin’s ‘hunch’

This beautifully written, well researched story of the origins of man forces us to today confront the social construct of ‘race’

Who can be racist: Understanding charges of racism within the philosophical community

On the question of who can or cannot be racist, from a philosophical point of view, there seems to be no substantive debate

‘The Endless River’ shatters awkward silence on race, rape and violence in SA

This new feature film zooms in on race and class divides that continue to haunt the so-called Rainbow Nation.

From candid to can-do? The joke’s on us

Ever on guard about being seen as racist, you can’t count on white folks to roll with the punchline.

Race is dividing SA – Motlanthe, de Klerk, Rupert

Former presidents FW de Klerk and Kgalema Motlanthe, and business tycoon, Johann Rupert, spoke of race and social inequality at a conference.

Don’t leave forgiveness out of SA’s race debate

We can have more honest conversations about race but we cannot reject forgiveness and its aim of reconciliation, writes Verashni Pillay.

Khaya Dlanga: Affirmative action is here, deal with it

Although affirmative action is at times abused and unfairly used, it is still far from unnecessary. We just need to learn how to make it work.

From a Place of Blackness: Throwing the book at empty interracial dialogue

A book relating three years of exchanges between Andile Mngxitama and Aryan Kaganof speaks of the failure of good race relations in a racist society.

Nonracialism must include all humanity

Is black consciousness (or African nationalism) a manifestation of a class-in-itself?

LL Cool J and Paisley ‘Accidental Racist’ song stirs up controversy

A song about racial perception has drawn the ire of both the country and urban music worlds after its wide release.

Black consciousness: Time to breach the white hole of oppression

White people themselves have to debunk the myth of their supremacy. It can't come from blacks, writes Malaika wa Azania.

Latest

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

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

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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