Media coverage of Oscar Pistorius and the slain Reeva Steenkamp has reflected deeply racialised and gendered attitudes to sexual violence, especially when compared to the coverage of Anene Booysen’s rape, mutilation and murder a few weeks ago.
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I run because I run, and lately it feels like I’ve been running for my life.
What is the point of publishing the article “Race and Cape Town: Your colour matters at restaurants” (City Press, January 18 2015)? It’s a scurrilous article, not based on facts, but on one person’s perceptions. You haven’t even given those much-maligned restaurants a right of reply.
It is a sign of the times when Parliament discusses employing burly security personnel to keep an eye on rowdy MPs in the National Assembly and eject those who refuse to comply with the rulings of the Speaker.