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No Habib, ‘we’ don’t use the N-word here

Former University of Witwatersrand (Wits) vice-chancellor Prof Adam Habib has come under fire for using the N-word during a webinar with students. Habib, who is now a director at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London, justified his use by loosely claiming that South African’s are comfortable with the use of the word depending on the context. Now the context within which he used the word is not clear, but really, that’s not the point: the word was never for South African’s to claim.

How Meghan and Harry’s South African plan was scuppered by powerful royal insiders

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

As the fallout from THAT Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey continues to reverberate around the world, it’s emerged that South Africa played a small but interesting role in the entire saga.  In Sunday’s CBS interview, Meghan effectively confirmed what royal historian Robert Lacey has reported in his 2020 book, Battle of Brothers: the …

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THE BIG STORY: A SHOT IN THE ARM – OF HOPE

Relief. You could see it on the faces of healthcare workers receiving the first Covid-19 vaccines this week, and feel it in the air as the country took in the news. Nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi, four other healthcare workers, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, all received SA’s first vaccines in Khayelitsha on Wednesday. …

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