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Posts tagged as “Rainbow Nation”

The rainbow nation needs a paint job

By Franklyn Odhiambo Theorists say race is a representation of social differences in a code that defends interests and conflicts by referring to apparent physiological…

There are many Oranias in SA

By Athambile Masola As a product of a Eurocentric, former white educational institution, I was once very quick to embrace non-racialism (that race should no…

The problem in SA is not the ANC

The oldest liberation movement on the continent, the African National Congress, is facing a crisis of great magnitude. Not only are there power struggles within…

When cruelty’s disguised as ‘civilisation’

As expected, the response to my previous post contained some of the usual commentary that taints any attempt at meaningful engagement on race relations in…

Reflections on an epistle to white people

By Sekoetlane Jacob Phamodi Yesterday morning, on my breakfast online media trawl, I ran into Gillian Schutte’s latest epistle to white South Africa. “Dear white…

The second new South Africa

By: Frederik de Ridder Watching powerful individuals erode the dream of promise and a better life for all in South Africa, it is natural to…

Finding rainbows in the gutter

Why are South Africans so good at doing bad things together, but not good things? A lot of people like to say “the rainbow nation…