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“The end justifies the means” is basically the explanation given by the student whose artwork provoked a lot of outrage from South African Christians. Brett Murray had the same pragmatic response for his controversial painting, The Spear. In it he depicted SA President Jacob Zuma in a pose reminiscent of Lenin, with his genitals exposed. Zuma
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The fallout experienced by Israel Folau following his now infamous tweet is a cause for great concern. You might think that the issue is purely about love vs hatred for homosexuals but it is far more than that. It is fundamentally about a culture of authoritarianism and intolerance. A culture where tolerance means one thing
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In some of my talks on culture and diversity I am sometimes asked the question: “Can black people be racist?” I have come to learn that this question is loaded and also based on a narrow definition of racism as simply about “superiority”. Racial superiority is a weakness of Western Culture. In fact, in my
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South Africa’s 2019 National elections are done and dusted and the results tell an interesting tale. As to be expected, the ANC took the lion’s share of the vote and will continue to govern for the next five years. What stands out for me is something that took place immediately after the elections. Merely four
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