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

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

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

South African plonk nothing to whine about

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

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

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

Encouragement award for Obama

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?

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

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

Animals are content, locals not so much

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

We jail black men five times more than apartheid South Africa

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

Johannesburg, where fear equals profit

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

The ANC to continue its domination of South African politics

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

Mandela’s Rainbow Nation is not living happily ever after

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