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I am constantly asked if I see "so-called coloureds" as another tribe or race in the context of South Africa. Truth is that race is bullshit and a construct... BUT... in South Africa and even in the global context, the various versions of being black exists and is embedded in the way society is structured and thus to ignore that truth is to be fooled into thinking that SILENT COLLECTIVISM will make the black majority MAGICALLY UNITE.

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Ons mense is ontsetlik Lief vir Afrikaans, maar ons taal wat ons so liefhet, het ontstaan uit geweld.
Die geboorte van Afrikaans was die dood van ‘n groot getal Khoe en San tale waarvan net ‘n paar nou oorleef en letterlik uit ‘n dreigende dood gered moet word.

Dit was Geweld teen Ons Khoe en San lewens, ons kultuur en ons tale asook geweld teen die lewens, kulture en tale van ons slawe voorouers uit ander Afrika-lande en die Asiatiese lande wat die grondslag gelê het vir die nuwe taal wat Ons Voorouers noodgedwone moes ontwikkel en waarvan ons ook later deur geweld onteien is asof ons geen deel in die ontstaan daarvan het nie.

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Making history as the first feature film in South Africa to première at a maximum security prison before its national release in cinemas, the movie Noem My Skollie made its screen debut at the notorious Pollsmoor prison.

On Tuesday August 16th the film which is set on the Cape Flats and in Pollsmoor prison and which is based on the life of scriptwriter John W. Fredericks was screened to an audience of about 150 people. These included wardens, about twenty inmates from the Arts and Culture group, some invited guests from NICRO, and Artscape - who are collaborating with Norwegian partners on a theatre project involving prisoners and parolees, called Help I am Free.

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“Roes” which means rust in English is defined as “a reddish or yellowish-brown flaking coating of iron oxide that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation, especially in the presence of moisture”.

'Roes' is YOMA se huldeblyk opgedra aan alle vroue op Suid -Afrika se 60ste herdenking van Vrouedag op 9 Augustus 2016.
Of course it is something that all men should also listen to as well.

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It’s Been A While, an intimate, semi-acoustic, stripped down collection of sensual songs, as they were originally composed, sees Claire Phillips return to the stage challenging herself to recollect moments of creativity when it was just herself and her guitar, sitting in a room, or under a tree at music school, writing songs that would eventually make their way onto stages and into people’s hearts.

Hosted by and featuring the charismatic Afrikaans Rap extraordinaire, Jitsvinger, they will perform for two nights only at the Garden Court Theatre on 6th and 7th August 2016.

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Kay Smith who plays Tarryn in the prime time soapie 7de Laan - Picture: Facebook
Beautiful Kay Smith who plays Tarryn in the soapie 7de Laan has since her first appearance on the show been at the receiving end of sometimes silly but often times very cruel memes deriding her lovely bossiekop of natural hair.

Kay Smith has decided to repond to the jibes and that she did with a very positive attitude in a video presented and narrated by journalist Bertram Malgas.
All the attention that her hair is drawing has encouraged her to push on with what Bertram calls her 'Natural Hair Crusade'.

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 The Slave Lodge on Wale and Adderley streets is a crucial historical site. The writer says Cape slave culture may help to shape personal identity for many, but should not be folded into a generic, false idea of what it means to be coloured. Picture Credit: modernoverland.com

Those who consider themselves “coloured” have obviously not yet been liberated from the apartheid yoke, writes Lionel Adendorf.

The whole point of Bruinou.com's existence is not to be the entity arguing what people who are classified or self-identify as Coloured should or should not be called, but to be a platform where these identity issues can be discussed, so please don't shoot the messenger.

Cape Town - There has never been a race called “coloured”. There is no coloured culture, no coloured traditions and no coloured customs. And therefore, no coloured people.

These are the hard truths those who consider themselves “coloured” need to accept.

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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 in doing so challenges the policies of both the two main political parties in the country.
Brian Ebden writes in his own personal capacity and the opinions held in this article are not necessarily that of Bruinou.com or our editorial team.


THE STATE OF THE SO-CALLED “COLOURED” NATION IN SOUTH AFRICA:
MOST PERSECUTED – MOST FRAGILE AND AT-RISK COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTRY

by Brian Ebden

While it is critically important that a united and detribalised front is evidentally necessary to eradicate white supremacist hegemony in the country, it can never be achieved in the short to medium term if the 2nd largest cultural group suffers from massive debilitating issues. The saying that collective strength is only measured by its weakest link rings true in this instance.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:17

Is an Independent Western Cape Viable?


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 do not necessarily support or condemn the idea, but we do realise that the topic of the province possibly seceding from the Union of South Africa, or gaining more autonomy in a federal system, is one that is discussed by people from all walks of life. We are also aware that currently there are organisations, political parties and thought leaders who are having serious discussion about the idea of an independent Western Cape.

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Emile YX (centre) with members of Heal The Hood showing of the Hero of The Year 2016 certificate Emile has been awarded. Photo: Heal the Hood
Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? has been named the Lead SA Hero of The Year for 2016 at the 2016 Lead SA Changemakers Conference held Century City Conference Centre on 20 August 2016.

Emile who is also the Lead SA Hero of The Month for April 2016 has dedicated his life to changing the lives of young people on the Cape Flats and since 1998 he has impacted thousands of lives through his Heal the Hood project

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