Opinions

In this opinion piece by Brian Ebden, he addresses the dire issues facing the Coloured population group of South Africa and more particularly those living in the Westren Cape and…
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:17

Is an Independent Western Cape Viable?

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In this opinion piece on Politicsweb.co.za RW Johnson, author of the book 'How Long Will SA Survive?', discusses whether the Western Cape could ever go it alone. We at Bruinou.com…
Today is Mother's Day and while so many of us are celebrating this beautiful day, in Eerste River 32 mothers and their 61 children had to sleep outside in the…
There is little doubt that poverty hampers early childhood development which in turn affects a child's learning ability as they grow older and usually ends in a child not living…
The Case of the Coloured Correctional Service Officers. . Coloured officers (and one White) are being denied promotion even though they have been recommended by assessment Boards after very long…
A new well-ntended cleverly produced 30 second commercial has been created to raise awareness of kids on the Cape Flats who have to live in fear of violence every day…
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 22:02

Black Humanity in an Anti-Black Society

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With the current upsurge in campus protests and a wave of condemnation on social media and other public platforms for the destruction caused by students at UCT, this article which…
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:36

The Anatomy of Racism

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In his view of racism from a somewhat unconventional vantage point, Seth Randall dissects what he calls the anatomy of racism. Contrary to our initial thoughts of it being yet…
"The function of these stereotypes is that they masquerade as ‘natural’ and inherent aspects of being coloured..." Coloured people constantly reduced to tired stereotypes by Danielle Bowler In the darkened…
For first-generation mixed-race South Africans, navigating the minefield of technically being deemed to Coloured and being seen as somewhere in-between  or either only specifically one of the identities of your…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 17:41

I am Not a Percentage or a Fraction

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Nicola Codner aka NikkiLou is a British intersectional feminist, a therapist and a writer sharing her experiences of being someone of mixed-race origins. Though many of the experiences of mixed-race…
Monday, 04 January 2016 20:19

Penny not wise, Phalishi plain foolish

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Amid all the social media uproar around race relations in South Africa, Soli Philander in his usual witty way comes to an interesting conclusion about the reactions people have towards…
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