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Social cohesion on the rise in SA, despite racist incidents

Race relations in South Africa are improving, despite the recent spate of racial micro-aggression highlighted on social media.

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) found that the racist incidents presented in the media do not reflect the realities of South Africans.

We're seeing more incidents of racism becoming very public, but, by and large, race relations are improving a lot.

Gabrieilla Mackay, IRR researcher

IRR researcher Gabrieilla Mackay agrees with Gauteng premier David Makhura on reports showing that social cohesion is on the rise in the country.

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Rivers Church sermon was 'not meant to harm'

Rivers Church sermon was 'not meant to harm'

Rivers Church has defended Pastor Andre Olivier's racist comments, saying the content of the sermon was 'not meant for harm'.

Rivers Church pastor says he was misunderstood

Rivers Church pastor says he was misunderstood

Rivers Church senior pastor, Andre Olivier, defends his controversial comments on black people.

Caller says she won't return to Rivers Church after Pastor's anti-black talk

Caller says she won't return to Rivers Church after Pastor's anti-black talk

Pastor Andre made statements in his Sunday sermon saying white people have money because they work hard for it.

Racists and bigots 'minority voice' in SA, says Institute of Race Relations

Racists and bigots 'minority voice' in SA, says Institute of Race Relations

Too much media attention is given to bigots - mostly online, and they do not reflect the true attitudes of all in SA, says SAIRR.

Do all races support the idea of reconciliation?

Do all races support the idea of reconciliation?

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's (IJR) barometer shows lack of perceived improvement in race relations.

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