No Rainbow Nation For Today's Youth

1994: The euphoria, the hopes, the dreams, the answered prayers, and finally, the struggle was worth it. Democratic South Africa brought hopes and dreams that black South Africans were finally going to be recognised. Our ...

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Racism Still a Threat to South Africa's Democracy

The issue of racism has once again been front page news in recent weeks. Its damaging manifestation is a reminder that it is one issue we cannot afford to wish away. Arguably the most degrading ...

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Racism, Self-Esteem and Violence in SA: Gaps in the NCPS' Explanation?

Ten years after the launch of the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS), South Africa is still bedevilled by high levels of violence. Given this situation, it is worth reflecting on the NCPS’ analysis of the ...

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Shades of Prejudice: An Investigation into the South African Media's Coverage of Racial Violence and Xenophobia

This report appears as part of the broader Race in Transition Series of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). The report reveals the results of an extensive monitoring project of 4500 ...

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Diversity and Transformation in the South African Police Service: A Study of Police Perspectives on Race, Gender and the Community in the Johannesburg Policing Area

The transformation of the South African Police Service (SAPS) by the country’s first democratically elected government started over a decade ago, in 1994. Over a decade later, very little research has been conducted on the ...

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Fear and Loathing in the Media: Dealing with Racism

In August 2000, a group of journalists and editors at a national newspaper sat around a conference table during a regular editorial meeting. The subject of discussion was the South African Human Rights Commission's recently ...

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