Topic archives: apartheid

‘Apartheid is a very close parallel’: life under the Protection Act in Qld

December 18, 2017 4

Recently, Crikey updated our members on the status of the Queensland reparations scheme for stolen wages under the Protection Act. This second piece looks at the reality of living life as a legally determined second-class citizen.

South African plonk nothing to whine about

July 12, 2010

While the World Cup has been winning plaudits for bringing a divided nation closer together, South Africa's wine industry is also beginning to overcome its colonial heritage after enduring years of apartheid trade restrictions.

Israel has nukes — it tried to sell them to apartheid South Africa

May 24, 2010

Busted: Israel has nuclear weapons -- and the Guardian has the documents to prove it: it tried to sell them to South Africa in the 1970s.

Encouragement award for Obama

October 12, 2009

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama now may be early, but it's a strategic act to strengthen his resolve. And it's definitely not unprecedented. Just look at Desmond Tutu.

Why would Canada grant refugee status to a white South African?

September 3, 2009

By granting a white South African refugee status, Canada fails to acknowledge that racial discrimination is outlawed in the South African constitution and that crime affects all colours.

Animals are content, locals not so much

August 24, 2009

The tourists might love the African safari animals, but the historical eviction and exclusion of indigenous people from nature reserves dims the 'Big 5' excitement glow.

We jail black men five times more than apartheid South Africa

July 2, 2009 59

In the Northern Territory, 83 per cent of the prison population is Indigenous, while Western Australia jails black males at more than eight times the rate of South Africa during Apartheid.

Johannesburg, where fear equals profit

June 5, 2009 1

South Africa is a country that has a huge industry based around a culture of fear, writes Australian expat John Downie from Johannesburg.

The ANC to continue its domination of South African politics

April 22, 2009

South Africa's voters go to the polls today to vote in their fourth post-apartheid election.

Mandela’s Rainbow Nation is not living happily ever after

April 22, 2009

Post-Apartheid South Africa is not delivering the liberal dream, but a nightmare of Communism and corruption.

Apartheid in Israel

January 13, 2009 8

The Israeli offensive in Gaza might seem unstoppable. But so, too, did apartheid, writes Jeff Sparrow.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

June 26, 2007

A new apartheid ... Howard's Aboriginal Emergency ... Pasquarelli ... Bias-o-meter ... Helen Razer and John Laws ... get over it, Crikey ...

The left defend failure – and fail to respond

June 26, 2007

Guy Rundle and the facile left have long since decided that militant Islam’s hatred of America more than compensated for its hatred of democracy, diversity and tolerance. They apply the same reasoning at home, so it’s no surprise to learn that they aren’t prepared to slaughter their sacred cows for the sake of a few boong kids.