features 5.6.2017 08:32 am

Being black in a white skin: students with albinism still battle prejudice

Some beliefs about albinism are incredibly dangerous.

Myths and stereotypes about albinism abound. People with the condition are called derogatory names, like inkawu – the Nguni term for white baboon – and isishawa, a Zulu word for a person who is cursed. They are stared at, and must field ignorant questions.

Being black in a white skin: students with albinism still battle prejudice
Being black in a white skin: students with albinism still battle prejudice

Being black in a white skin: students with albinism still battle prejudice

Some beliefs about albinism are incredibly dangerous.

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Donald Trump is a lot like Idi Amin

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Analysis: The next ANC president must replace Zuma immediately
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Zweli Mkhize: Molefe debacle is an embarrassment to the ruling party
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Mentor dishes dirt, says Ramatlhodi’s ‘Polokwane gang’ will back her claims
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Mentor dishes dirt, says Ramatlhodi’s ‘Polokwane gang’ will back her claims

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Craig Williamson: the spy who came in for apartheid
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Craig Williamson: the spy who came in for apartheid

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There’s a big reason southern African states aren’t more politically competitive.
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How to create your favourite black person in 3 easy steps

For people who are white and very frustrated with real black people.
Eight SA politicians with baby mamas
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Eight SA politicians with baby mamas

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The day I saw a blackface Dutchman scare a white child

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How the world’s most masterful sex workers negotiate rates

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Is Malema on sangoma power, or is it just pure genius?

Depending on who you ask, Malema’s apparent political invincibility is not down to causes purely of this earth.
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The whites who ‘bombed’ the apartheid government

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Moseneke on what it takes to be a judge

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Depositors with indigenous banks in Zimbabwe are spending nights in bank queues as the cash crisis in the country deepens.
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Mother tells story of daughter’s battle with cancer

The young woman died of lung cancer in 2014.
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WARNING: HIGHLY GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING PHOTOS. What’s going on in the country’s abandoned mines will blow your mind.
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UPDATE: Dog stabbed during break-in recovering well

The dog arrived at the vet with collapsed lungs.
Albie Sachs: ‘Roses and lilies will grow out of my arm’
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