Statement in Response to Everyday Injustices #Coligny #Karabo

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Recent injustices have, once again, highlighted deeply-entrenched and systemic issues of racism as well as violent masculinities as a result of patriarchy and the normalisation of violence in South Africa. The murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu in the town of Coligny in the North-West Province and the brutal murder of Karabo Mokoena are two such injustices [...]

The Illusion of my South African Freedom

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Posters reading #ASINAMALI and #FEESMUSTFALL Photo: Okay “Freedom is acquired by conquest, not by gift” – Paulo Freire The 27th of April is celebrated as Freedom Day in South Africa, where we celebrate our first “non-racial” democratic elections that took place in 1994. It is a day that supposedly marks the end of slavery, colonialism, [...]

Freedom and Workers’ Rights: More closely Intertwined than mere Calendar Proximity

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Workers protesting Photo: SA History Online International Workers’ Day is celebrated globally on 1 May every year. In South Africa, where it follows so closely after Freedom Day on 27 April, it takes on a more nuanced meaning. Both days are imbued with meaning and symbolism. May Day, as it is often called, came out of [...]

Can we even imagine a pro-poor economy? What does it look like?

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

An image of hands on the globe. Taken from SME South Africa “The failure to transform the structure of our economy has given oxygen to elite demagogues who want to seize the commanding heights of the economy for selfish accumulation agendas, in the name of the people, as other avenues for legitimate development and accumulation are [...]

On humility, accountability and narratives of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Young child covering face photo: ladyenews It has become almost commonplace to note that “rape is a weapon of war”. It is a feature of mediatized representations of sexual violence in conflict, it characterises such policy and legal frameworks as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the UN Security Council Resolutions relating to [...]

Freedom Day: A chance for South Africa to celebrate, remember and reflect

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

By: Elnari Potgieter, SARB Project Leader South Africa’s Freedom Day Annually, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on 27 April in commemoration of the country’s first democratic election that took place on this day in 1994. This election, and its outcomes, paved the way towards a new democratic dispensation and a new constitution for South Africa[1]. Marking [...]

Statement on Human Rights Day

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Most public holidays in South Africa hold great historic significance as they serve as remembrances of a painful history as well as reminders of the long road ahead. Human Rights Day is one such day that serves as a moment of reflection & commemoration for those who lost their lives in the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960. [...]

Seeing the ‘Other’ & being the ‘Other’

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|

The Anti-Racism Network of South Africa (ARNSA) is an alliance of organisations working to respond to racism in South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation facilitated the formation of ARNSA and currently serve as the secretariat. On Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 10h00 – 12h00 the Western Cape Chapter of ARNSA cordially invite you and your [...]

SONA 2017: A Painful State of Affairs

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletter|

South Africa’s current state of division and anger is written in the past’s pain. Photo by: Sarah van der Walt After watching the 2017 South Africa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), I was not surprised by the array of cleverly worded headlines that followed, my favourite being, ‘State of Disunion’ spread across the Mail and [...]

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