19 November 2018

South Africa: The Case of Unisa - Belinda Bozzoli Is Embarrassingly Blinded to Some Basic Facts


The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) members protest outside the University of South Africa (Unisa) on January 25, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa. Unisa staff members affiliated to the union blocked the entrance of the main campus in protest over wages. (Photo by Gallo Images / Thapelo Maphakela)

The 'esteemed' professor pretends to be 'neutral' and 'objective' while she betrays a deep-seated racist attitude. By Kgagudi Morota for the Unisa Black Forum.

This is a response to an Opinionista by Professor Belinda Bozolli, in Daily Maverick, 13 November 2018

So treacherous are these times that the late sage Keorapetse Kgositsile warned that such times are dangerous to live in. He was referring to this absurd dispensation in which the past is miraculously swept under the mysterious apparition called the rainbow, whose objective is to whitewash centuries-old damage to the black majority by a white settler minority.

The result is a wholesale delegitimisation of black pain in pursuit of the dubious objective of social cohesion in the absence of justice. It is this very absurd state of affairs that means that characters like Belinda Bozolli and Helen Zille, the last remaining...

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