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Monday, 24 June 2019 08:29

The 'Colour' of Coloureds Mentality

The problem with them (the coloureds) seeing themselves in isolation to the broader black struggles for economic equity and equality through financial restitution and land repatriation is the following:
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I am compelled to question the political purpose of the recent Netwerk24 article 'Wit Afrikaner dra gene van slawe en Khoisan - studie' (White Afrikaners carry genes of slaves and Khoisan - study).
Ethno-nationalism between South Africa's black and coloured people, in fact ethno-nationalism between all people is growing, along with it discrimination and anti blackness that detracts from the common experience of a shared struggle.

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I here want to tackle a serious and vexing issue which poses a threat to the Khoi Revivalist sector and to all South Africans. It is a painful matter to talk about but it cannot go unchecked. It is as serious as the racist outbursts on social media by the likes of Vicky Momberg and Penny Sparrow. These are the foul, contemptuous and racist outbursts used with impunity on social media by that part of the lunatic fringe or Fake Khoi with their fake histories and fraudulent claims. If one studies this phenomenon we can see that it traces back to the same extremism of the white right-wing and it goes back to PW Botha’s strategy to indoctrinate those labelled “Coloured”.
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Having a wardrobe that has a disproportionately high number of black items is really not an indication of me being in a constant state of mourning, but it might as well be...
I wear black almost every day, except for today; I didn't...  
People here regularly wear black... We have a lot of funerals to attend...
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There I was, enjoying my Sunday morning, reading about corruption, SONA17 and yesterday's soccer match at Loftus, when the below gem on Coloured culture caught my eye.
I read through the first few lines, and nearly choked on my coffee!!


Apparently the practice of "vat en sit" is part of Coloured culture. This is according to a white female author Paula Marais who "verified" this little tit bit after interviewing members of the community.

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A judge in the Cape Town High Court on Tuesday displayed utter arrogance and such a blatant lack of empathy with a complete disregard for the poor that it raises concerns about how our judicial system is still frought with systemic racism.
Irrespective of the merits of the case, his attitude continues to uphold and is in fact a manifestation of the Systemic & Structural Racism which we need to eradicate.

In his spate of remarks, Judge Leslie Weinkove shows that he clearly has no clue or simply chooses to ignore the impact which Systemic & Structural Racism has on the majority of South Africa's population especially the poor who are being displaced in the case he is presiding over.

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Saturday, 15 October 2016 15:52

When Apple Trees Must Fall

Perhaps this is what is wrong with us as South Africans...
Die appels val nooit ver van die boom nie en die boom bly staan.


We've all watched one woman's bizarre perspective being most likely the only part of the #ScienceMustFall discussion we were exposed to.

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Monday, 04 January 2016 20:19

Penny not wise, Phalishi plain foolish

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 our racist compatriots and especially about the reactions from white liberals. - Editor

Penny not wise, Phalishi plain foolish
by Soli Philander

While you were sleeping a Penny dropped - Social Media overnight awash with copies of South Africa's Penny Sparrow calling Black people monkeys. It wasn't long after Sparrow's brain-fart caused some righteous indignation before there were the usual disclaimers along the lines of 'not all white people'.
I'm always left a bit cold by this kind of response, after all, what does it accomplish besides making the respondents feel better about themselves? It doesn't shut the Pennies of the world up and it certainly does not make them go away.

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