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Racism
So why the xenophobic attacks? some thoughts by Steuart Pennington As South Africans we are all battling with this, the second wave, of widespread xenophobia in our country. The first serious wave was in 2008, and there have been the odd, but less serious incidents since then. It’s almost as if we, as a country,...
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by Steuart Pennington National Elections are upon us. The date has been announced – 7th May. The State of the Nation address is this Thursday – 13th February. The City Press headlines (Sunday 9 Feb.) tell us that we have had 2947 ‘social delivery’ protests in the past three months – 32 a day, and...
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Constitutional democracy will survive the threat of an ANC-in-crisis. Moneyweb recently published two controversial opinion contributions from Max du Preez and Magnus Heystek which garnered a swift, emotional and blunt response from the Moneyweb community. Heystek penned the blog The death of the rainbow nation in which he points to the recent brawl in Parliament as a...
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by Steuart Pennington Is the “race question” in South Africa just a black/white thing? When someone is accused of “playing the race card” are they contrasting blacks and whites only? Is someone who is accused of being “racist” always white? Is race a social construct or is it a side-effect of the fact that humanity...
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by Steuart Pennington This week the SA Institute of Race Relations produced some mind-boggling research on the state of Race Relations in South Africa (Reasons for Hope), the findings of which were completely contrary to much of the general talk out there. Example: 78.5% of respondents say they “experienced no racism in their life” is just one of...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'