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  • South Africa: Race-related clashes make headlines
    24 october 2014 16:12:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two incidents of racism have made headlines around South Africa and demonstrated that 20 years after the end of Apartheid, race relations still remain raw. Full text...

  • South Africa: 20 years after the Mandela miracle, SA still grapples with race issues (News Analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent, Johannesburg)
    06 september 2014 12:33:42
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Twenty years after Nelson Mandela swept into power on a ticket promising racial reconciliation and Archbishop Desmond Tutu declared South Africa as the “Rainbow Nation”, the country is still grappling with race issues, PANA reported Saturday.Full text...

  • South Africa: Racism still rife in South Africa
    31 july 2014 13:21:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty years since the advent of democracy and the birth of a non-racial South Africa, racism is still rife in the country, so says the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) which noted that it has received 500 racism-related cases over the past year. Full text...

  • Malawi FA officially complains to FIFA over Nigerian coach's racist remarks
    27 august 2013 16:37:09
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has officially lodged a complaint with the football world governing body, FIFA, over alleged racist remarks the Malawi national football team's Belgian coach suffered from his Nigerian counterpart.Full text...

  • Racial tensions continue to rise in SA
    19 october 2012 10:17:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Another racial row has broken out between business leaders and the Youth League of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC). Full text...

  • UN expert tasks nations on racist attacks at sporting events
    04 july 2012 08:28:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere, has urged nations to pay close attention to early signs of racism that could eventually lead to grave human rights violations. Full text...

  • Growing calls in SA for “racist” minister to resign
    20 february 2012 11:32:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Young Communist League (YCL) on Monday called for the resignation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Deputy Minister Pieter Mulder to resign, saying President Jacob Zuma should sack him if he fails to quit. Full text...

  • Migiro tasks nations on racism, xenophobia
    06 december 2011 21:29:25
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro on Tuesday urged States to continue to combat racism, xenophobia and intolerance, in order to promote harmony and peaceful co-existence. Full text...

  • SA ruling party Youth League apologises over race row
    14 july 2011 08:51:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) which has been caught up in yet another race row, Thursday apologised after its spokesperson, Floyd Shivambu, swore at a white journalist. Full text...

  • UN expert says racism, discrimination still persist
    02 november 2010 15:58:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, rac ial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr. Full text...

  • UN rights chief stresses importance of combating racism
    16 april 2009 15:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations' human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has s tressed the importance of combating racism. Full text...

  • UN scribe urges countries to fight racism
    21 march 2009 14:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged all countries to work together in the struggle against racism, which he said still widely exists across the world. Full text...

  • New UN Rapporteur lists priorities
    06 november 2008 11:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The news UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Githu Muigai, has listed the areas that will be under the spotlight during his tenure. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts regional confab on racism, xenophobia
    23 august 2008 19:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Representatives of African governments, United Nations, non-governmental organizations and civil society groups have arrived Abuja, the N igerian capital, to brainstorm from 24-26 August on racism, racial discriminatio n , xenophobia and other related intolerance. Full text...

  • Students riot over racist video
    27 february 2008 13:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has been rocked by an explosive r acial incident which has resulted in rioting at a major university campus. Full text...

  • UN special rapporteur on racism visits Mauritania
    21 january 2008 15:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The UN special rapporteur on racism, racial disc rimination, xenophobia and intolerance, Doudou Diène, arrived here Sunday on a f i ve-day working visit, an NGO, Help to Widows and Orphans of Mauritanian Soldiers said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian party seeks law against racism
    22 november 2007 13:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A Mauritanian opposition party, the national u nion for reformation and development (RNRD), has called for the promulgation of a law that will make racism a criminal offence in the countr y, the party said in a statement here. Full text...

  • ANC Youth League slams SA opposition leader for racist spat
    08 november 2006 21:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) Youth League has condemned as "racist" remarks attributed to opposition party leader Tony Leon, during a speech at Oxford University in England. Full text...

  • UNESCO official urges Africa to fight racism, discrimination
    20 september 2006 10:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – A senior official of the U-N Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Wednesday urged African leaders to formulate strategies and policies to fight racism and discrimination in their cities. Full text...

  • South African cricket team protests against racism in Australia
    30 december 2005 08:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's cricket officials and millions of fans are following with a keen interest ongoing Test matches by the country's team in Melbourne, Australia after racist incidents marred the first game last weekend. Full text...

  • Envoy regrets death of Cameroonian student in Russia
    29 december 2005 13:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Russian ambassador to Cameroon, Abdoulayev Poulate, has expressed his country's regret over the death on 24 December in Saint-Petersburg of Cameroonian student, Leon Kanhem. Full text...

  • Mbeki decries racism, gender, class divisions in South Africa
    12 august 2005 15:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki Friday called for an end to development of cities designated exclusively for the rich or the poor in the country, warning that the practice could re-enact racial and class divisions of the apartheid era. Full text...

  • South African resort forced to change racist policies
    12 may 2005 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has given a ruling that vindicated two black children who were victims of an ugly racial incident that made headlines around the country. Full text...

  • South African resort forced to change racist policies
    11 may 2005 08:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has given a ruling that vindicated two black children who were victims of an ugly racial incident that made headlines around the country. Full text...

  • Mozambique's Labour Ministry warns against racism in employment
    03 march 2005 23:39:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Labour Ministry has warned the press against publishing advertisements by companies seeking to use racial criteria to recruit staff. Full text...

  • South African Black Lawyers Association joins racism furore
    16 february 2005 08:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Black Lawyers Association on Wednesday distanced itself from the statement made by the Cape Bar Council when reacting to allegations of racism among white judges in the Cape High Court of South Africa. Full text...

  • Cape High Court judges accused of racism
    15 february 2005 09:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A sub-committee has been appointed to investigate allegations of racism at the High Court in Cape Town, South Africa. Full text...

  • South African Education Minister condemns racist initiation
    11 october 2004 23:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Education Minister Naledi Pandor has strongly condemned racist initiation practices recently reported at some higher education institutions around South Africa. Full text...

  • UN worried by racial discrimination in Mauritania
    21 august 2004 11:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has expressed concern at what it called racial inequalities in Mauritania, citing the poor representation of Negro-Africans in the military, the police and the government. Full text...

  • Central Africa sub-region holds anti-racism workshop
    12 july 2004 20:28:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A sub-regional workshop opened here Monday to discuss the role of civil society in implementing the Durban Plan of Action on Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance. Full text...

  • South African high school racism case resolved
    07 july 2004 09:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A racism case between two Cape Town school children has been resolved after months of legal wrangling in a South African court here. Full text...

  • South Africa frees racist right-winger from prison
    11 june 2004 14:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's most notorious right-wing Afrikaner walked out of the Potchefstroom prison on Friday after serving a three year jail sentence for a racial assault on a black man. Full text...

  • Reunion group wary of police brutality in Paris
    11 june 2004 09:36:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A committee against racism set up by Reunion personalities has urged French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin to take measures following police racist behaviour towards two Reunion nationals in Paris recently. Full text...

  • Africans face 'ethnic cleansing' in Northern Ireland
    12 january 2004 20:48:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Leaders of 2,600 Africans living in Northern Ireland have called on British authorities who govern the province to take action against a wave of assaults and forced evictions facing the minority population. Full text...

  • SA Labour minister wants racism tackled in the workplace
    11 september 2003 08:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has called for racism to be overcome at the workplace, insisting this was essential to resolving the prejudice at a broader scale. Full text...

  • South African media demand access to rugby racism probe
    09 september 2003 17:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has called for full access to report on the investigation into the racism scandal that has rocked South African rugby. Full text...

  • Sports minister addresses race row in South African Parliament
    09 september 2003 13:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Sports Minister Ngconde Balfour on Tuesday urged an acceleration of the pace of racial transformation of sports in the country. Full text...

  • Investigation into racism in rugby gets underway
    08 september 2003 20:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An investigation into the racial row which has plunged South African rugby into its biggest crisis ever began at the South African Rugby Football Union (Sarfu) offices in Cape Town on Monday. Full text...

  • Rugby racism row back in South African media
    03 september 2003 07:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The rugby row over racism claims occupied center stage in most newspapers Wednesday with reports of a new inquiry into sensational claims that the sport was dogged by cover-ups. Full text...

  • South Africa's rugby race row claims another scalp
    02 september 2003 12:26:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Just few days after two locks were excluded from the South African rugby World Cup squad for their part in a race row, the Springbok media officer Mark Keohane resigned saying he wants no part in a cover up. Full text...

  • Political parties soothe defamed South African rugby player
    01 september 2003 10:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Political parties in South Africa have apologised to national rugby player, Geo Cronje for negative statements made about his suspended from the World Cup squad following allegations of racism against him. Full text...

  • Racist rugby player outrages South African politicians
    29 august 2003 09:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African political parties across the board have roundly denounced the racism scandal in which rugby player Geo Cronje was expelled from a World Cup training squad after he refused to share a room with a black player, Quinton Davids. Full text...

  • Racism scandal rocks South African rugby
    28 august 2003 13:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- With just over a month to go before the World Cup finals in Australia, South African rugby has been rocked by a major racism scandal, with Springbok player Geo Cronje being expelled from the training squad after he refused to share a room with a black player, Quinton Davids. Full text...

  • 'Fucking Nigger' is no insult, says Austrian court
    12 august 2003 09:14:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A court in Linz has dismissed a law suit filed by a Black African refugee against an Austrian policeman who called him "Fucking Nigger" at a road checkpoint, according to the French daily, Libération. Full text...

  • Mbeki vows to continue fight against racism in South Africa
    19 june 2003 14:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has vowed to continue his government's fight against racism, irrespective of what opposition political parties think. Full text...

  • Authorities post Kritzinger's sentence as warning to racists
    05 may 2003 13:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The sentencing last Friday of Pretoria bus shooter De Wet Kritzinger serves as a warning for all racists, South Africa's Justice Ministry affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • White racists in South Africa call for release of Terre'Blanche
    10 april 2003 11:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's racist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) has called for the release of jailed leader Eugene Terre'Blanche, who is serving a six-year term for a racial attack on a black man. Full text...

  • Minister wants racial transformation of South African sports
    09 april 2003 10:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Sports and Recreation Minister Ngconde Balfour has warned that he could introduce laws to enforce racial transformation in sports if teams in the country fail to take action. Full text...

  • Racist salon provokes outrage in Cape Town
    07 april 2003 15:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has been called on to investigate an alleged case of racism after a black woman claimed she was denied employment at a white-owned hair salon because of the colour of her skin. Full text...

  • South African minister visits schools accused of racism
    15 january 2003 13:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Joyce Mashamba, Education minister in South Africa's Limpopo province Wednesday led a series of high-level inspections of provincial schools accused of racial discrimination in their criteria for admission. Full text...

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