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Racism

The wage gap for SA cricketers has been revealed and it’s shocking

What’s with SA cricket and racism? Last year white players lost it when their black counterparts like Lungisani Ngidi chose to kneel in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter protests. This was followed by several former players, like Makhaya Ntini, sharing their own experiences of racial discrimination within the sport. And so, Cricket SA launched the SJN …

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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.

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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