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Racism

A blueprint for tackling racism

Racism. It’s a global issue that will take us coming together to really root out. 🤝 The parents at one Pretoria school have done exactly that: their solutions-oriented protests, which included white allies, provide a great blueprint for how we can affect change. They, along with their children, held a peaceful demonstration at the gates …

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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.

Racism charge in ongoing row for Eskom’s André De Ruyter

It’s not all good news on the energy front. The job of Eskom CEO remains one of the toughest in SA. The man previously in the hot seat, Phakamani Hadebe, resigned in July 2019, citing “unimaginable demands” which were impacting his health.  So it’s been a relief to watch current boss AndrĂ© de Ruyter last …

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BRIEF: Report shows it’s time we took racism out of medicine

doctor, hospital, bless you

If you’re a black or non-white doctor in SA accused of fraud, you’re more likely to be found guilty than your white colleagues. A damning report by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), which regulates medical schemes in SA, has found that black medical practitioners were 1.4 times more likely to be found guilty of …

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