The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
Trust has returned to areas with a higher concentration of ethnically diverse migrants significantly since 2005, but more must to be done if we want to avoid another Cronulla riot.
The government's multicultural statement stays fairly much in the place where rhetoric around the issue has been located for the past generation – social control and integration.
A relatively new approach to diversity prioritises active and equitable interaction between various groups within local communities.
Australia is a place that prides itself on the fair go. And yet, all is clearly not well.
The most important benefit of citizenship for migrants is the sense of inclusion and acceptance into their adopted community.
Despite the noble goals of the new South Africa and its ideals of racial harmony, racial tensions remain a major problem in the country. Prejudice and bigotry persists even in universities.
The 2016 Scanlon Foundation survey provides grounds for caution in applying overseas comparisons to shifts in Australian public opinion.
Survey findings are typically considered in isolation in the media, with no understanding of context, of what is within and what is beyond the expected.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
Public attitudes toward migration are a key driver of political instability and controversy across Europe and North America.
Teachers in South Africa need far more high quality professional development, policy direction and support to take social cohesion from concept to classroom
With tensions already high, telling Muslim women not to dress a certain way at the beach will only make things worse.
Good governance and accountability are high on the agenda of Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli.
A decade on from the Cronulla Riots, Australia needs to reflect upon the lessons that should be learnt following the riot which divided a nation.
The story of Australia’s multicultural future needs to be informed by an understanding of the past. Those who do not know history’s mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
Mainstream Australia isn't allowed to define multicultural priorities, as the policy has no legislative legitimacy.
Despite perceptions of a divided and troubled nation, social cohesion in Australia actually improved on most measures in 2015, the latest Scanlon Foundation survey finds.
Muslims in Australia need to be recognised as full and equal citizens whose faith is not an obstacle to citizenship.
Not everyone who boos footballer Adam Goodes may be racist. But there are things you can do if you witness both overt and subtle, everyday racism.