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What is the future of black lives in historically white, elite schools?

These schools, to varying degrees, have an intense attachment to the values of authority and obedience — it is an attachment which numbs critical thought

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.

Apartheid-defying rugby team still too ‘sensitive’

An agricultural firm in the US will not say why it pulled out of plans to fund a film on an apartheid-busting social rugby club of the 1980s.

Africans migrants targeted in Jerusalem attack

Four African migrants have been hospitalised after a deadly arson attempt on a Jerusalem building in which they were living.

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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