Clashes break out at Hoërskool Overvaal

Tensions simmered on Wednesday outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Gauteng‚ which has been at the centre of a language row. A parent was punched by an EFF protester on Wednesday morning after he made an offensive gesture towards a group of protesting red beret supporters‚ after dropping off his daughter for #backtoschool2018. There is a heavy […]
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South Africa’s race relations laid bare in Steinhoff scandal

South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that they are really talking about race. This is evident as the country faces an unusual scandal – one involving a private company called Steinhoff. The multinational furniture company is in […]
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MK vets mistakenly burn old Dutch flag instead of old SA flag, in protest over the recent Black Monday protests

Some very youthful looking Umkhonto we Sizwe Military “Veterans” burnt the old Dutch flag instead of the apartheid flag at the Marrianhill Toll Plaza in Durban in protest over the recent Black Monday protests against the killing of farmers. MKMVA provincial chairperson Themba Mavundla said racist people who allegedly hoisted the old flag during the […]
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Zackie Achmat: SA is on the verge of ‘chaos’ – Yes we know that already!

We must accept we are in an extremely dangerous situation where, unless we do something, we will create the moment of chaos.” This is the warning to South Africa from 55-year-old anti-apartheid activist and acclaimed Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) co-founder Zackie Achmat. “Everyone I know, all of us just hope Cyril [Ramaphosa] will win [the […]
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OLX axes old SA flag because it carries the apartheid-era symbol

Global classifieds group OLX has banned the old South African flag from its platform. The decision comes after TimesLIVE last week revealed that the old flag and different types of memorabilia bearing the apartheid-era symbol were widely available for purchase on the internet. The report came a few days after the Black Monday protests‚ during […]
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Poverty in SA a ‘direct baby’ of apartheid – Zuma

Poverty is a direct baby of apartheid and not the making of the ANC-led government, said President Jacob Zuma in Parliament on Thursday. Zuma was responding to questions when he was confronted by statistics about the gradual increase in poverty levels in the country. In August this year, Statistics South Africa released the Poverty Trends […]
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When do opinions become racism?

The coffin case provoked various opinions. Two of the most important opinions were those of the DA and the country’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa. The white enemy political party, the DA, asked for the worst possible punishment. The party’s anti-white feeling often bubbles out. To name but a few examples: the party’s leader during the […]
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Maimane: Our struggle is to fight the oppression of colonialism and apartheid

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane went into the heart of human rights abuses when he laid a wreath in the Sharpeville Human Rights Precinct in honour of the 69 people shot by police on March 21 1960. He was joined by DA Gauteng provincial leader John Moodey, Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga, Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba, […]
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Banks go on the offensive to parry political attacks

South Africa’s banks have gone on the offensive after being criticised by some politicians over their lending practices and records in addressing racial inequality. Attacks on the lenders have been led by Jacob Zuma, who’s accused them of monopolising the financial services industry, and questioned whether they colluded when closing accounts belonging to members of […]
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Apartheid blamed for political murders in KwaZulu-Natal

According to the ANC chairman in Natal, Sihle Zikalala, the recent  violence and death of political figures in the province has been attributed to apartheid  era operators. According to him, the oppression of Africans in the previous era is now the result of black on black violence taking place. Again, a so-called “third party” was […]
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