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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 23:27

My First Time Voting

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According to the IEC only 30% of those young South Africans eligible to vote for the very first time had actually bothered to register and chances are that even less…
President Zuma made some interesting remarks over the weekend in Cape Town in his attempt to woe ‘Coloured’ people to vote for the ANC. According to him ‘Coloureds’ are also…
Heading into our fifth general elections I have since 2004 hoped that we would fast mature as an electorate and grow into a nation whose votes were cast not only…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 02:43

Youth in Awe of Gang Leaders

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Senior SAPS officer Major General Jeremy Veary expresses his concerns that youth have a misconception of what the numbers gangs are all about and that the Four Corners movie has…
Violence in South Africa is nothing new. Both the devastating effects of violence, and the risk factors underlying it, have existed before the Oscar Pistorius trial and will continue to…
Gangs in the Western Cape are not a plague on our communities, they are the communities, says Nathaniel Roloffis.   Cape Town - Gangsterism in the Western Cape is too…
Thursday, 20 February 2014 19:30

Coloured Apologists: Lambs trying to silence a wolf.

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Recently a well-loved Cape Town entertainer was astounded that the praise from most of his very multi-cultural audience which included international dignitaries was totally ignored and instead he has been…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 17:03

Being Coloured - A conversation with myself

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"...the issue of identity is such a key component of my work, and considerations around cultural identity has permeated much of my conversations and experiences" Consummate Entertainer, Social Activist, The…
It’s high time that Coloured people were permitted to proudly embrace their Colouredness, writes Lindsay Johns. London - Say it loud, I’m Coloured and I’m proud. I know what you’re…
There were some ecstatic celebrations after the ruling in the Labour Court against The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and we all should be seeing it as a victory. We…
Foreword by Charles Ash I think it's wonderful that some white South Africans have this progressive, compassionate, sensitive and rational approach to the troubles facing South Africa without pushing the…
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 18:38

I love and hate Mitchells Plain

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I don’t know one coloured person who is proud of the culture of gangsterism or the impact drugs have had on our community, says Kirk Krotz.   Cape Town -…
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