Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
28 Oct 2021
6:00 am

Burn the platform of indifference

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

What good are running toilets when the citizens feel that they are unwelcome in certain spaces because of a greater melanin composition within their genes?

Gareth Cliff says that racism is at the bottom of South Africans' list of priorities. Picture: Gallo Images / Rapport / Deon Raath

I watched the Gareth Cliff interview on The Burning Platform with Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen, as well as activist Mudzuli Rakhivhane, in which Cliff insinuated that racism was not as big an issue as poor service delivery. He also went on to say that nobody cared about Rakhivhane’s lived experiences of racism. What must be understood is that experiences are exactly that, they are lived. They cannot be erased and they are etched so deep within who we become that it becomes almost difficult to separate them from who we were birthed as and who we have had...