Nondiscrimination

22.04.2015 Johannes Thengi Jiyane

South African welcomes fellow Africans to Indaba

South African welcomes fellow Africans to Indaba

Durban, South Africa: As the country is undergoing difficult times of xenophobia/afrophobia attacks, this has left a sour taste across the world. By J.T. Jiyane Yet, South Africa is known world wide because of her fine Constitution, and who can forget the Madiba magic – Rugby World Cup of 1995 … »

16.04.2015 Tony Robinson

South Africans march in support of immigrants

South Africans march in support of immigrants

Economic difficulties in South Africa have led to a rise in xenophobia with a number of people being attacked and killed in Durban recently as a result of King Zwelithini of the ethnic Zulu tribe saying that immigrants should return to their countries of origin. Some members of immigrant communities … »

14.04.2015 Johannes Thengi Jiyane

Crimes of colour

Crimes of colour

When they should be free like everybody born innocent, they are not because their fellow countrymen are pulling them down because of their skin condition. In Tanzania it is still taboo to discuss positive issues related to people with albinism. To most Africans whatever is being discussed about people with … »

02.04.2015 Pressenza London

Surveillance state [in the UK]

Preventing far right extremism? Schools in EDL and BNP heartland only monitoring ethnic minority pupils March 31, 2015 by Melanie Newman For The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Schools in an area with a history of far-right activism have been singling out black and ethnic minority pupils in monitoring for … »

18.03.2015 Silvia Swinden

Israel Elections: Fear, the great enemy of compassion

Israel Elections: Fear, the great enemy of compassion

So Netanyahu wins again, against all hope (yes, it is worse when there was hope). Israel is likely to suffer political and diplomatic costs given the international pressure to resolve the Palestinian situation, stop settlements and comply with UN resolutions. The late upsurge of support for him seems to have … »

11.03.2015 TED: Ideas worth spreading

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

By Jon Gosier, Investor, data scientist, entrepreneur. For TED Hooray for technology! It makes everything better for everyone!! Right? Well, no. When a new technology, like ebooks or health trackers, is only available to some people, it has unintended consequences for all of us. Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow … »

09.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Marginalised African languages getting stifled and snuffed out

Marginalised African languages getting stifled and snuffed out

South Africa – International Mother Language Day has come and gone, but to South African language activists it was just a show, formalising the good statute book of 11 official languages of the country, whereby some of these languages are still severely marginalised, especially indigenous languages. This might hold true … »

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