Professor Christi van der Westhuizen is an author, media columnist and associate professor at the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD), Nelson Mandela University. Her books include Sitting Pretty: White Afrikaans Women In Postapartheid South Africa (UKZN Press) and White Power & The Rise And Fall Of The National Party (Zebra Press). Her working life started at the anti-apartheid weekly Vrye Weekblad and she is an award-winning commentator in local and international media.