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South Africa’s high unemployment rate, poverty, social economic exclusion, spatial challenges marginalising the poor, corruption, racial divisions, has finally caught up with us. These factors, despite many of them being…
Unsettlingly honest and brutally blunt, Ougat is Shana Fife’s story of survival: of surviving the social conditioning of her Cape Flats community, of surviving sexual violence and depression, and of…
Gisteraand chat ek te heerlik met ‘n vriendin Deidré, met wie ek in die 80s grootgeword het. In 1983, toe ons in Sub A was, het ek die eerste keer…
Saturday, 21 November 2020 23:56

Having a Business, a Public Persona and NO LIFE

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I haven't really slept last night... Since early evening, as I was doing my laundry on a clear warm Friday evening that was stunningly perfect for end-of-week sundowners which, mind…
Monday, 07 September 2020 10:55

Targets On Coloured Backs

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#JusticeForNathanielJulies and other Coloured Boys With Targets On Their Backs With the killing of 16 year-old Nathaniel Julies at the hands of police officers, regular Bruinou.com content contributor Angelo C…
The Word ‘Boesman’ Falls Into The Same Category As The K-word And Must Be Outlawed.   The recent racist rant by the ANC mayor of Welkom demonstrates the literal danger…
I write with tears. Today, South Africa has lost a great spiritual leader and his family and loved ones have lost a strong loving force in their lives. Reverend Leonard…
So we're doing Tweede Nuwejaar tomorrow, the 4th of JanuaryThe sentence it's own irony Cause it's TWEEDE Nuwejaar for a reason you know Check your his- and her-story But keep…
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 13:37

Reconciliation Day is a Misnomer

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I am convinced that Reconciliation Day in our current understanding is not contributing to making South Africa a better place for all of us who live in it.  It is…
It's officially the start of our festive holiday season and there will naturally be an influx of visitors to our beautiful city - visitors from other provinces in our country,…
Friday, 12 July 2019 18:02

The Army That We Really Need

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Send in the Army for what, whom and why???? Is the most appropriate army being sent?     We are traumatised of years and years of abuse, violence, crime and…
The Homeless targeted - for what they don’t have. Imagine being homeless and jobless with your family in a country which guarantees you, through its Constitution, the right to dignity,…
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