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[Guest] White privilege in South Africa – Kirsten Whitfield

Recenty, after posting on the Zuma Must Fall marches and how it is a protection of white capital, I’ve received messages that were… problematic. I have asked a white friend, Kirsten Whitfield, to write on this from their perspective which … Continue reading

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On #ZumaMustFall, white appropriation, and the protection of white capital

#ZumaMustFall is white… and when I say that, what I mean is that the #ZumaMustFall rhetoric has been about the protection of white capital. The months and months of #Fallism in 2015, from Rhodes Must Fall to Fees Must Fall … Continue reading

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Zi-Woke iiGirls

Originally posted on KwaVokotheka:
One of my friends recently said “The revolution needs to start in our homes”. The intensity of revolutionary spaces consumes us, for me it felt like the only space I could breathe. I could place my…

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So Cape Town pride has a history… A white cis-homonormative history of ignoring what pride should be and focussing on simply a jol for white gay men; I recall having the same issue with them already 5 prides ago… I … Continue reading

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The white race and its heroes

Originally posted on Inkwenkwezi:
Unathi Slasha writes, One can’t help but cringe at the manner in which the University of Cape Town approaches the Rhodes Must Fall campaign against the Rhodes statue. For the call is not only for the…

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2014 Aug. 19: Makau family mourns the brutal murder of their beloved

Originally posted on inkanyiso.org:
On the 19th Aug. 2014, Inkanyiso members visited the home of the recent victim of hate crime, Gift Disebo Makau in Ventersdorp. Her dead body was discovered directly opposite her mother’s home, 70 metres away. She…

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Candle light vigil, in solidarity against violence against woman

Tonight the SRC (Student Representative Council) of the University of Cape Town is organising a candlelight vigil in solidarity against violence against woman… well women, unless there is a specific woman that it is for (might be, I’ve missed quite … Continue reading

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