Is it possible to have a world where race doesn’t matter?

by french photographer, Marco Vanrenterghem.
Photograph by Marco Vanrenterghem

As Dr Martin Luther King Jr once said “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
I boldly, emphatically proclaim on top of the Table Mountain that it is possible and it is attainable.
Yes, but each and every individual needs to put in the work, or at least acknowledge multiracialism. South Africa is a beautiful diverse country, in its cultures, its people, the languages, its plantations and at most its creativity. Continue reading

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Is Iqbal the poster boy for an anti-transformation agenda?

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Sekunjalo Group Chairman Dr Iqbal Surve, Independent newspaper’s Business Unit Executive Editor Adri Senekal de Wet Photagraph Tracey Adams

Attacks on Independent newspapers chairman Dr Iqbal Surve are still coming in hard and fast, four years in the hot seat. Dr Surve took over the newspaper group in 2013 with a consortium of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment investors backed by governments Public Investment Corporation. Continue reading

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Social media racists: government clamps down.

Facebook and Twitter users could be fired for posting racist comments

Government has issued a stern warning to people that post racist updates on Twitter and Facebook. This comes after racial rants by the likes of Penny Sparrow, Phillip Roodt who both called beachgoers cockroaches & monkeys respectively, Vicky Momberg called black police Kaffir & arrogant, useless and colonial denial Western Cape premier Helen Zille. Continue reading

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Anonymous sources: Press Freedom or Fraud/Foe?

Unnamed sources the source of chastise for the media, a contentious phenomenon, is it an abused practice or a means to newsgathering? Continue reading

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#AgriculturalRevolution needed to end poverty

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Chris Kgadima working the land, fresh produce

 

South Africa is a country with high levels of poverty, inequalities and a history that is racially skewed in terms of development. Even in a world class city like Cape Town a vast number of citizens go without food for days due to the rising food costs that have surpassed the overall inflation according to Development Bank of South Africa. Continue reading

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Have we heard enough about race already?

 Introduction:

The African psyche has been influenced by western Norms since the advent of modern civilisations. Africans throughout the continent are still suffering, paraphrasing Dr Chika Onyeani, from the three “victim-mentality body armoury of slavery, colonialism, and racism” Continue reading

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Will SABC’s 90% quotas bolster the music industry or will it enrich a few?

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng Picture: Elizabeth Sejake/City Presss

2016 will go down in history as the year that changed the music industry scene. This has prompted Hailing for King Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the game changer in the sector. The SABC COO has done what most people have been thinking about, contemplating but too scared to do for years. The man really deserves to be gifted with more than just a traditional trophy wife. He’s charting a new path for the public broadcaster, introducing 90% local music in all 18 radio station. Another moment in history worth mention is a time when SABC’s then CEO Dali Mpofu fed us anything and everything that’s cheap American content, plunging the organisation to financial ruin. Continue reading

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