Afrikaner intellectuals and apartheid’s end

Hermann Giliomee’s autobiography “Hermann Giliomee: historian” (Tafelberg, 2016) follows on his nineteen previous books including his 2003 magnum opus “The Afrikaners; biography of a people”. The aut...

Against casual Islamophobia in South Africa

It happens so casually one has to do a double-take: did that really just happen? It is, of course, the nature of prejudice in societies like South Africa that the behaviour it gives rise to is almost...
Brutality birthed

Brutality birthed by apartheid

The Rhodes Park horror is a ghost of our racist, violent, patriarchal past coming back to haunt us, Mbuyiselo Botha writes. ‘They will never recover their symptoms (of post-traumatic stress disorder)...