Offensive Paternoster sign taken down

A listener spotted a placard by a rental agency in Paternoster in which tourists were warned to avoid informal traders because "they are mostly opportunistic criminals".

This offended some of the guests at the self-catering facility who said the sign was painting everyone with the same brush and that Paternoster has good people staying there.

In trying to clarify the situation Sanet Langenhoven of Paternoster Rentals says that some visitors have fallen prey to criminal activities and they were trying to warn people.

She says the placard has since been removed and the company will consider proper and non offensive wording to warn people.

The owner is apologising if it has offended you. We have taken it down.

Sanet Langenhoven of Paternoster Rentals

As a rental agent, most of our customers are people of colour and they are absolutely amazing... It doesn't matter what colour they are, it is an offensive post and the owner has taken it down.

Sanet Langenhoven of Paternoster Rentals

To hear more of this story, listen below:

Read More
"We are not willing to listen to each other to learn and reflect"

"We are not willing to listen to each other to learn and reflect"

South Africa's public space is becoming contaminated with intolerance, suspicion and mistrust suggests Ralph Mathekga.

A law expert on why HuffPost SA didn't deserve Press Ombud's hate speech ruling

A law expert on why HuffPost SA didn't deserve Press Ombud's hate speech ruling

Constitutional law expert Ben Winks unpacks the The HuffPost SA saga, and what constitutes hate speech versus fair comment.

DA council leader lays incitement charges against Ekurhuleni mayor

DA council leader lays incitement charges against Ekurhuleni mayor

Ghaleb Cachalia laid charges after Masina's threatening comments that "white counterparts in South Africa must be very careful."

"I can't take responsibility for racists engaged in those kinds of tropes"

"I can't take responsibility for racists engaged in those kinds of tropes"

Zapiro says he agrees rape is the worst violation of a woman but says the country is being violated.

On using rape as an analogy: Caller asks what's so offensive?

On using rape as an analogy: Caller asks what's so offensive?

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro has once gain drawn controversy over his latest cartoon. Eusebius McKaiser explains why it's wrong.

Offensive ad wants "nice smelling domestic worker"

Offensive ad wants "nice smelling domestic worker"

Speaking to News 24, a man identified as Mrs Allie's husband, Abubkar Allie, says that he sees nothing wrong with the advert.

Popular articles
So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

10 sexting tips on how to keep things spicy (and safe)

10 sexting tips on how to keep things spicy (and safe)

Interested in sexting but worried about the risks? Dr Eve has created a guideline to help you 'sext' in a fun and responsible way.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?