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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…
We love the manner in which Deidré Jantjies raises the point that we have been conditioned to have Eurocentric views of our body shapes and facial features. In the article…
One of South Africa's foremost proponents of Afrikaans Hip Hop, and perhaps more specifically the Afrikaaps vernacular, Jitsvinger expresses his views on how the cultural suppression of Afrikaaps affects the…
Yes, you or your child can further your studies and get that degree or diploma and best of all is that you could qualify for a bursary. So easily we…
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:25

What if you have no history?

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In his article below, Mark Peach shares his opinion that there is not much if any recorded history of people classified as Coloured and as such, we collectively do not…
Saturday, 10 January 2015 15:40

SA's first people demand their place in the sun

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Once upon a time, according to the generally accepted narrative of our history, different groups of tribes started arriving in the southern part of Africa from far beyond the Limpopo…
What is most disturbing for me about the much publicised "racial spat" between Vinette Ebrahim and Sunette Bridges is not the fact that it even exists but all of the…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 17:34

Homelessness & Hunger is Everybody's Problem

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Social Experiment Videos like the one further below are becoming quite common nowadays and many of them are staged but whether this one was staged or not, does not change…
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:05

Mandela Day Fashion nunSense

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I've always wondered why nuns' clothing are called habits. Besides that they wear the same kind of clothing each and every day, and we recognise them by this, nuns also…
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 23:27

Backyard Blues & The Housing Shortage

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There are many reasons why backyard dwellers seem to be neglected by the system and even by some organisations that deal with the issue of housing. Back yard dwellings, though…
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