The bill is currently before the provincial standing committee on local government in the Western Cape Legislature, with public-participation meetings planned for later this month.
The deputy minister, who is responsible for traditional affairs, recently stated that the government does not want the Khoisan people to be declared as the “First Nation” of South Africa and warned that this would create divisions in the country and would not be sustainable.
After 2015's successful GARAS Vocal Ensemble tour of the Western Cape, KSAAG introduces The Southern Youth Choir from Namibia complimented by a line-up of Cape Town artists who bring an enjoyable diversity of genres to the stage.
The Southern Youth Choir which was established in February 2005 by Mr. Salomon Kinda in essence seeks to draw youth choral talent together and for that matter is made up of learners from the three high schools, namely J.A. Nel High School, Suiderlig High School and P.K. De Villiers High school from //Kharas Region in Namibia.
“I dreamed the impossible dream. Deep inside my heart I knew that Skollie is going to make an impact! When I was 70 years old I was blessed with a replica of the OSCAR which takes centre stage on my desk. I manifested this!” John W Fredericks - Scriptwriter of Noem My Skollie on whose life the film is based.
Holding the genuine statuette in his hands has now become a distinct possibility.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced yesterday that the feature film, Noem My Skollie, currently on circuit in South African cinemas has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.
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.
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.
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.
The seven Coloured warders who won a landmark affirmative action victory, have welcomed the ruling on Friday 15 July by the Constitutional Court that they be promoted within the Western Cape Department of Correctional Services.
This ruling sets a precedent which could have major implications for how Affirmative Action and Employment Equity is applied to the population of the Western Cape across government departments as well as in the private sector.
Author‚ poet‚ playwright, academic and Black Consciousness leader Adam Small has died at the age of 79 on the morning of Saturday 25 June after complications following an operation.
At a time when Afrikaans was widely regarded as the language of the oppressor, Adam Small claimed it back for the people who the language really belonged to and used it in the dialect that authenticated its origins which is Kaaps, or what many of us today refer to as Afrikaaps.