Taboo Topics: Race – What I would love my white friends to hear – meet Siki Dlanga

Confronting race taboos in South Africa. I pray to God that we will look at one another without forms discrimination. I am an impossible optimist.

Irresistibly Fish


Every important thing has been said particularly by Tsholofelo Mpuru! You nailed it girl. I don’t even know why I am writing but Brett asked and I said yes.

This is my pet hate. A lot of white people may not be guilty of this. I hope.

I mentioned to a Zimbabwean friend of mine this month just how much I absolutely detest being asked whether I am Zimbabwean by a white South African or former ‘Rhodesian’ who meets me for the first time. It is often the second sentence after a greeting.

I look nothing like a Zimbabwean even on my best or worst day. I know that there are tons of Zimbabweans in South Africa but come on! This has only happened in Cape Town though often in an all white environment. It will often be one odd white person who meets you for the first time…

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My South African Dream

I have a dream that one day when a black South African is insulted with a racist comment, s/he will not be angry.

I dream that s/he will instead laugh so hard that the racist will realise just how silly, backward and ridiculous they are. And they will see a mirror of their own beauty beyond the walls of hate. I dream of a country that is not easily angered because we are preserving every bit of energy to progress as a nation.

I dream of a nation free of violence because our hearts are free and at peace with one another.
I have a dream.
Anger is exhausting.

“Do not let yourself be quickly provoked, for anger resides in the lap of fools.”

Eccl 7:9

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