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Learning Zulu

The plane hits the tarmac with a brief thud. I have landed in South Africa, for the first time. As I exit through the sliding doors of the baggage claim…..

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REVERSE RACISM

A recent survey shows that white people still sit comfortably atop the pile of income earners in South Africa. The latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute…..

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THE RACE ISSUE

The Johannesburg weekly newspaper, “Mail & Guardian,” recently published its (annual?) “Race Issue.”¬† The idea of a “Race Issue” seems odd as a topic in South Africa since race define…..

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APARTHEID'S FINAL TRICK

Researcher Kelly Rosenthal writing in the Mail & Guardian about witnessing the beat-down of a poor black homeless man by black security guards in a shopping mall in Cape Town…..

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POLITICAL "ETHNICITY"

Last week three people were killed and scores of others injured or left homeless in attacks on members of a poor squatters movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, outside the country’s third-largest city,…..

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THE REAL VICTIMS OF THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA

The death by suicide of 22- year-old S’khumbuzo Douglas Mhlongo on Friday is an extreme example of how some of our laws and regulations may be adding unnecessary burdens to…..