“We will do it again!”: G@tvol Capetonian

The leader of the controversial pressure group G@tvol Capetonian has accused the City of Cape Town of using “strong arm tactics” to silence the movement. Leader Fadiel Adams is facing criminal and civil charges after the #TotalShutdown protests organised for 8 August resulted in damage to public and private property[…]

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Stellenbosch VC appalled by coloured women study

Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice Chancellor Wim de Villiers says he was “appalled” and in “disbelief” following the publication of a research article which assessed the cognitive functioning of a sample of 60 coloured women from the same region. The study, conducted on women aged between 18 and 64, claimed[…]

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Stellenbosch University responds to furore over coloured women ‘low cognitive’ risk study

The findings, opinions, conclusions and recommendations of an article that claimed that coloured women in South Africa have an increased risk of low cognitive functioning, owing to low education levels and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, are those of the authors alone, Stellenbosch University said on Wednesday. The highly criticised study, titled Age-[…]

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Late start puts a dampener on Big Walk

Sunday’s much anticipated Cape Town 10km Big Walk was delayed by over an hour, prompting a furore of complaints from participants waiting since dawn. Thousands of walkers were left annoyed by the wait, as organisers ironed out a few last minute issues with the disaster management authorities at the event.[…]

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Court to hear dual language education bid

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an urgent application on Tuesday by the Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools’ ( Afrikaans to halt the Gauteng Education Department’s plans to have some schools teach in two languages. Fedsas is arguing that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi’s plan to convert[…]

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De Klerk, Motlanthe, Rupert warn about race

Race is dividing South Africa and robust freedom of speech should be promoted for the sake of a freer public discourse in search of mutual understanding, two former presidents and business tycoon Johann Rupert said in Cape Town on Tuesday. “Freedom of speech is totally under attack. I mean Zelda[…]

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CT race case sentencing continues

The sentencing of a Cape Town salesman who called his ex-girlfriend’s domestic worker a “kaffir” is expected to begin in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. In November Andre van Deventer was convicted of assault and crimen injuria, after an argument with 50-year-old Gloria Kente in 2013. Kente previously[…]

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