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Racial bias against black medical practitioners ‘reflects fissures of an unresolved past’

The testimonials of black doctors have given credence to allegations of racial profiling. Of those listed on a Gems blacklist, 94% of general practitioners were black

Children may benefit when parents share their digital gaming space

Digital games can provide forums for diverse groups of people to come together, which is especially important while our physical activities are restricted

‘No one took us seriously’: Black cops warned about racist Capitol police for years

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building

The last Trump?

US President Donald Trump may have less than a fortnight left in office, but he’s not done yet — he may well be remembered for destroying the Republican party

America’s lessons for African dictators

COMMENT: Trump’s attacks on democracy grab the headlines, but the real story is one of democratic resilience

We don’t need more reports about oppression, we need action

By looking at the past and understanding how racism and gender-based violence has lined the hallways of educational institutions, we can learn new ways of being

Racism endures, especially in Covid times

The Chinese community has been part of South Africa for 300 years, yet their contributions remain overlooked and they continue to experience discrimination

Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

See people as individual humans, not as a race

We need to ingrain values of equality in education, businesses, society broadly and religious groups to see people

Finding my faith in Trump’s America

From the heady days of Obama’s inauguration to the everyday fears of living while black, Jakki Kerubo had a front-row seat to one of the most turbulent periods in US history

Inside the illicit trade in West Africa’s oldest artworks

Nok terracottas are proof that an ancient civilisation once existed in Nigeria. Now they are at the centre of a multimillion-dollar, globe-spanning underground industry — and once again, Nigeria is losing out

Catholic NGO boss accused of racism and abuse in Sudan

The aid worker allegedly called his security guard a ‘slave’

Distraction, intimidation and future alliances define events at Senekal

The lack of compassion towards Brendin Horner’s family is the failure of identity politics

Eusebius McKaiser: Reject the dichotomy of political horrors

Senekal shows us that we must make a stand against the loud voice of the populist EFF and racist rightwingers

South Africa’s advertising industry has a long way to go

White-owned advertising agencies need to change, but fundamentally, projects aimed at black people need to be given to agencies that are black-owned or have at least demonstrated that they understand the market

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