Welcome to Our Hillbrow


Phaswane Mpe

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Apartheid was a period of legally enforced racial segregation in South Africa that lasted from 1948 to the early 1990s. The apartheid system enforced a strict racial hierarchy, depriving non-white South Africans of civil rights… read analysis of Apartheid


Makwerekwere (or Lekwerekwere as a singular) is a South African ethnic slur used to disparage immigrants from other African countries. The word comes from South Africans mocking the way they think other African languages sound. read analysis of Makwerekwere/Lekwerekwere