Colonial racism[ edit ] During the Colonial era, the Cape served as strategic base for Colonial expansionist interests in the east. For this purpose settlements were established by the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope in , followed by Britain seizing the Cape Colony in during the Napoleonic wars, resulting in some areas being governed by the British and some by the Dutch.
In response to Colonial subjugation, fleeing black natives and slaves, joined existing groups such as the Xhosa or formed groups that were headed by warlords such as those of Bloem, Kok and Barends families.
By the late 18th century, Arabs and Europeans traded beads, brass, cloth, alcohol and firearms in return for slaves, ivory, gold, wax, cattle and skins. The profits from these trade practices encouraged the warlords to hunt elephants and slaves by raiding the local communities such as Rolong, Tlhaping, Huruthshe and Ngwaketse. During the Difaqane , the Zulu under Shaka overran many smaller tribes and enslaved them. The practice of importing slaves from India stretches back to the s when the Dutch bought slaves from various parts of India who were sold by the then Muslim rulers.
There are many examples of racism and discriminatory practices during the Colonial period such as whipping, starvation, being forced to work for long hours, laborers having to carry passes, being subject to high taxation, not being able to walk on the sidewalks, banned from living, entering or working in certain areas such as the Orange Free State. For Indians and Kaffirs—Maize meal, 8 oz. Europeans—Fresh meat, 1 lb.
For Indians—a little rice. Nevinson  The word " Kaffir " was used without derogatory connotations during the Dutch and British colonial periods until the early twentieth century. South Africa under apartheid Apartheid Afrikaans pronunciation: Under apartheid, the rights, associations, and movements of the majority black inhabitants and other ethnic groups were curtailed, and white minority rule was maintained.
The ideology was also enforced in South West Africa, which was administered by South Africa under a League of Nations mandate revoked in via United Nations Resolution , until it gained independence as Namibia in By extension, the term is currently used for forms of systematic segregation established by the state authority in a country against the social and civil rights of a certain group of citizens due to ethnic prejudices.
The Indian community has been subject to Zulu racist attacks dating back to the arrival of indentured labor in South Africa which ultimately resulted in the Durban Riots of followed by riots in where homes for Indians were set on fire. Afrobarometer research has indicated that perceptions of discrimination have increased significantly since amongst citizens from minority race groups, especially among those of Indian ethnicity. Johnson , although post-Apartheid South Africa initially strove to be a non-racial dispensation under President Nelson Mandela , subsequent presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma both mobilised anti-white sentiment in order to maintain political power despite failing to do so.
There has also been a selective process of law-enforcement by the various law-enforcement agencies Its complaint to the commission detailed "45 social media postings that incite extreme violence against white South Africans. The messages are replete with threats to kill all whites - including children; to rape white women or to expel all whites from South Africa.
Drennan was then raped and all three victims were murdered. During questioning Kekana said that Drennan, baby Kayla and Rawstone had been killed because they were white. According to forensic evidence, the victims had died excruciatingly painful deaths and had been tortured for several hours.
The victims had been stabbed with broken glass bottles in their genitals and one had had her breasts removed while still alive. The police officer who found the victims stated "Miss Helen Lotter was so severely injured that I found two large pieces of her body-fat the size of my hand lying next to her on the kitchen floor where she was found covered in blood.
He was convicted of murdering 5 whites and was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. In court Mandlazi stated "My hate for white people made me rob and kill". While Mandlazi was led out of the courtroom after his conviction he gave the middle finger to the surviving victims in the gallery.
The victim was strangled to stop her from drawing attention while the trio took turns raping her. Simpson spent two months wheelchair-bound with pins in her knees following the attack where a power-tool was used to drill holes into her feet, chunks of flesh were removed from her arm and a knife was pushed into her head.
Eventually the attackers left after leaving Simpson suffocating with a plastic bag over her head. She was released after the prosecutor refused to pursue the case and underwent emergency surgery on her right arm the next day.
The post read "We need to unite as black People, there are lessthan 5 million whites in South Africa vs 45 million of us. We can kill all this white within two weeks. We have the army and the police. If those who are killing farmers can do it what are you waiting for. Shoot the boer, kill the farmer. Mampuru denies making the statement. V Mohlala posted a comment on Facebook in reaction to Naude's murder, stating "It is your turn now, white people… [he] should have had his eyes and tongue cut out so that the faces of his attackers would be the last thing he sees".
During April a Judicial Services Commission tribunal found that 'drunk judge' Nkola Motala's racist comments could justify his removal as a judge. Motala crashed into a wall whilst driving under the influence of alcohol in After the accident Motala swore at a white onlooker, Richard Baird, and referred to him as a 'boer'.
When asked for comment by a news agency, the ANC spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa stated that there will be no comment from the ANC, as "[h]e [Malema] was addressing his own party supporters. We are cutting the throat of whiteness. She was fined by the courts for these remarks. In this context it makes reference to the Apartheid anthem of the stem.
Secondly, they raised the old Apartheid flag. This has been said to show that there is a form of mass-racism on the part of white farmers and those who support them. While they walked away the White men allegedly followed them and beat Sibuyi. In response to this a black student claimed their response was that anyone who did not speak Afrikaans was an alien in the area.
He said that "They were whistling at them like they were whistling [at] dogs. They even jumped over the counter and they were patting them like they were dogs. Yourself, you feel disrespected. The attack was allegedly performed by a group of white students who Moisiako said attacked him when he criticised their racist remarks to another man.
The attack was allegedly racially motivated and caused Moisiako to be hospitalised due to his injuries. She was the victim of a smash and grab incident and a black police officer approached her to assist her. Blaauw's father stated Blaauw's face had been hacked "from ear-to-ear" with a panga , his skull had been broken and his entire body was covered in bruises.
After his death a neighbour of Blaauw stated "Die swartes het dit duidelik gemaak dat hulle nie gaan ophou voordat ons almal dood is nie" "The blacks have made it clear that they will not stop before we are all dead".
Another coloured man, Denver Telmarks, narrowly escaped the mob while travelling to repair a fridge in Middlepos. Telmarks said "Hulle het geskree dat hulle ons almal gaan vrek maak die dag as Madiba sterf" "They shouted that they're going to kill us all when Madiba dies".
The South African court barred him from making anti-Indian remarks in Nov They are worse than Afrikaners were. This is not an anti-Indian statement, it's the truth. Indians who own shops don't pay our people, but they give them food parcels," and accused local politicains of being in the pockets of Indian businesspeople.
A incendiary bomb attack on a Jewish bookshop owner was found by police to have been committed with the same material PAGAD has used in other attacks. Radio refuses to apologise to the Jewish community and has stood by its version of events. The allegation turned out to be false.