Gauteng provincial education authorities in South Africa have ruled that a clause dealing with hairstyles should be temporarily suspended at Pretoria Girls High pending a review of the school’s Code of Conduct. The ruling follows protests by learners against racist rules, which inhibit black pupils from having hairstyles such as afros, bantu knots, dreadlocks and braids.
Pupils at Pretoria Girls High in South Africa are protesting against alleged racist rules, which inhibit them from having hairstyles such as afros, bantu knots, dreadlocks and braids. Education authorities are probing the issue, and social media has been unrelenting, criticising the school for racism.
Is Donald Trump a racist hiding in plain site? The Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election has said some things in the past that suggest that he is either (at best) not the biggest fan of black people or (at worst) a rabid racist. What happens when you put a closeted racist in power in the world’s most powerful country? Africa and the world may find out in a couple of months
There is a clear climate of racial tension in South Africa at the moment. And it is clear the leaders in government and religious institutions in this country are missing the conversation the youth are having. It is a sensitive time and the conversations are changing accordingly. Sadly, though, not everyone is aware of the tension and changes writes Kgabo Chuene
Many Africans consider felled Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi a hero, but the Brother Leader was no saint. Gaddafi only cared for Africans when he wanted something in return. Don’t take our word for it, here is the truth about what Gaddafi thought of Africans in his won words and those of the people close to him.
The dust has hardly settled on the Penny Sparrow hate speech case, and South Africa is embroiled in yet another racism incident. In a video which emerged last week, Vicki Momberg a victim of a smash-and-grab crime is captured spewing insults at black police officers shouting: “One k***** is bad enough…The k*****s here in Johannnesburg are terrible”, “We got a low calibre people working. If I see a black person, I will drive them over. If I have a gun, I will shoot everyone”.
Today South Africa celebrates Youth Day in commemoration of the anniversary of the Soweto Uprising. On June 16,1976 students rose up in protest against the racist and unjust bantu education system. The students were protesting against an order by the Apartheid government that Afrikaans be used as a medium of instruction in schools. We salute the brave young people who lost their lives during the protests, and remember the sacrifices made.
Racists and bigots, your time is up, this is the clear message which has emerged from the Penny Sparrow hate speech case. Sparrow a white South African former estate agent was fined R150,000 (U.S$9,800) last week by the Equality Court in KwaZulu-Natal for racial remarks comparing black people to monkeys, which constitute hate speech. The ruling undoubtedly sets a welcome precedent.
The hashtag #WeAreSorryAfrica has been trending in Egypt for the last three days after it emerged that a deputy minister in the current government had called Sub-Saharan Africans “dogs and slaves”. Meanwhile, the Egyptian government appears ready to do everything except apologise.