Now more than ever, Africans across the continent have labelled South Africa as an afrophobic country. The 2010, 2015 and recent 2017 xenophobic attacks, primarily carried out on African foreign nationals, have left non-South African Africans (seeing these two identical words next to each other amplifies my point so unintentionally, yet so well), have left a sour taste in the … [Read more...] about Afrophobia in South Africa: It doesn’t matter if you’re a citizen
I grew up in a semi-strict Catholic household. We went to mass every Sunday, Sunday school was a must and I knew all my prayers off by heart from a very young age. I enjoyed everything about by childhood parish: the priest, my Sunday school teacher, the thrill of preparing for my First Holy Communion and the after-church cake sales! I was always enthusiastic about going to … [Read more...] about Can Religion and African Traditional Practices Co-exist?
On Monday 29 August, black pupils at Pretoria High School For Girls, in the capital of South Africa, took to the streets after enduring years of racism and discrimination. Many complained that the school forbade them to have braids, afros, dreadlocks and other afro-textured hairstyles. Allegedly, black pupils at the school are not even permitted to talk in their native African … [Read more...] about Black Students in SA Marginalized for Having Afro-Textured Hair
The reckless and dangerous driving of minibus taxi drivers on the busy streets of Johannesburg has always been a worry to me. However, behind the horrifying road accidents and notorious taxi wars lays a multi-billion Dollar black-owned industry, and today I would like to have a look at both sides of the coin. Minibus taxis in South Africa are dominated by 16-seater Toyota … [Read more...] about SA’s Minibus Taxis: Black Economic Empowerment vs. Public Danger
The past month or so has been an “awakening” one in South Africa, to say the least, and all of this is because of racism. Questions on whether racism should be criminalized or not have invaded the media. Personally, this much-needed wind caught my attention, and the attention of the majority of the South Africa population, after Penny Sparrow, a 68-year-old white South African … [Read more...] about Is Post-Apartheid South Africa Racist?