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This post 1994 struggle of Coloureds to attain equality and to oppose unfair discrimination brought on them by Black supremacists, needs to be told.
On 23 August 2017 the Kullid Foundation has addressed an open letter to the Government of The Republic of South Africa regarding the way the Grace Mugabe assault on Gabriella Engels is being handled ...or rather about the fact that it is Not being handled.
The letter below is published as received.
How negative are you about your own people?
Do you always readily find faults with everything associated with Kullidness, yet still you're never able to provide solutions to all those faults you so readily identify and point to?
Na vele gesprekke tussen die bestuur van die Ghoema Musiektoekennings en verskillende partye, insluitende Bruinou.com, is ons verheug om aan te kondig dat daar 'n spinternuwe kategorie bygevoeg is vir die 2017 nominasies.
Daarby het ons sommer twee stukke ander goeie nuus vir kunstenaars en aanhangers van Afrikaanse Hip Hop.
We are not saying that there are no Conscious Hip Hop tracks coming out of Cape Town or from the rest of SA but we seldom see whole albums dedicated to addressing social and political issues and particularly those facing Coloured communities while keeping it in the context that though many of these issues are not confined to the coloured community, many of the macro issues that affect the nation have a more profound effect on Coloureds.
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.
In a world and particularly a country like SA, which has an unnatural and bizarre fixation with mediocrity, to be unique, true to one's self and to the game - DOOKOOM is the absolute antithesis of this sad state of affairs. Isaac Mutant stays true to what is indeed a unique aural feel and texture which is almost unbearably tactile - but in a beautifully delicious way of course.
Around 2008, the South African Movement for Equality (SAME) started addressing the violation of media rights and privileges for the Coloured population group in South Africa. This led to a protracted engagement with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), including an open letter which, on 06 June 2011 (view here) , was sent to
The President of the Republic of South Africa
The Minister of Communications
The Chairman of the SABC Board
The Acting Group CEO of the SABC.
Despite these peaceful actions there was no favourable response by any of those to whom the matter was addressed.
The South African Movement for Equality (SAME) has called on the support of the public in their demand for equitable access to public broadcast media for the census-defined Coloured population group.
This group includes all people who are deemed to be Coloured as defined on census forms irrespective whether they self-identify as Coloured or whether they choose to self-identify as among others, Khoi, San, Khoisan, Bruin, Kullid, Mixed-race, Black or just South African.
An online petition has been created by SAME founding member Charles Ash to address the unequal or non-existent access to state-funded broadcast media afforded to this population group