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Avoiding the risk of causing anger is not the same as showing respect -- it could well be the opposite.
"There are enough South Africans (and Afrikaners) who want to make this place work."
Too few commentators have engaged with the existing education legislation that should inform our reflection on the events in this KwaZulu-Natal school.
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Should they have made this political statement at school or even in their school uniform? The answer is possibly no.
At this juncture in our fragile democracy we need to support journalists.