Dear Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant Since I am ‘white’, I take note when you talk so boldly about ‘whites’ being the stumbling block in terms of your transformation agenda. I write this letter to you in order to get clarity. According to your Party’s National Democratic Revolution (NDR), the eventual target of your ‘transformation’ policies is that every facet of the South African society (people in employment, ownership of business, participation in sports teams, shares on the JSE, education, the list goes on and on), must reflect the demographical composition of the South African society – approximately 80 percent Black, … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This is a very important and urgent matter because little or no transformation has been done in the forestry sector. These matters have also been highlighted at the Imbizo in Tsitsikamma. What channels should we follow to add action to the recommendation made? What type of support could we expect from Government? This sector is much untransformed. All the wealth and opportunities are still in the hands of the White minority except for Cape Pine that also has a long way to go with regards to transformation. This is a sector of great potential and, as the Deputy President has … ‘Click here to read full article…’
It is very concerning that politicians use the race card to win votes and popularity in South Africa. It is criminal that a president should do so. Craig Atherfold (H+K Strategies South Africa) proves, on behalf of the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) that Jacob Zuma made a BIG lie during his SONA speech when he claimed that only 3% of the JSE is owned by black people [you should also read Andrew Donaldson’s refutation, ‘The Dog Ate My Signal Jammer’): As at end 2013, black South Africans hold at least 23% of the Top 100 companies listed on the Johannesburg … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I despise BEE for the same reasons i despised apartheid. Racism, of all sorts, is impractical to building a nation. Undoubtedly, there is great need to uplift poor people in South Africa but to raise one up by putting down another of a different colour isn’t balance, it’s impractical and just plain wrong. Of the things i’m critical of the ANC, it’s second, in importance, only to corruption. Likewise, the same applies to the DA who’ve abandoned their liberal policies in pursuit of black power.'Click here to read full article...'
Georlene Wolmarans, our current Mayor, is apparently in disfavour within the DA so we must wonder if Eleonor Spies‘ rocket ride to the top means that there’s the intention of making her our Mayor at the Municipal elections in 2 years time? White mayors don’t fit into the DA’s rent-a-black/coloured strategy to draw voters away from the ANC so Spies, a coloured lady, is well BEE-positioned, far better than the others on the MAYCO (Mayoral Committee): Irene Grootboom – so quiet that i have nothing to say except that. Louisa Hart – wrong colour. I have no justification for it … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Read Part 1 here if you haven’t already. I mentioned that dreaded word “RACE” earlier, four letters that are inescapable in South Africa. Ask yourself why Eleonor Bouw is running in a ward 20km away from her home? She lives in the very suburban coloured community of Hornlee whereas Ward 5 stretches from the rich white area of Brenton and Belvidere to the very poor countryside of Rheenendal. An ANC politician who wishes to remain anonymous said to me that it’s because Eleonor “acts white”. Nastiness such as that are unfortunately unavoidable because impressions count. Certainly, out of all the … ‘Click here to read full article…’
It’s hard to accept the truth when the lies are what you want to hear. It terrifies me how unaware, apathetic or complicit people are regards the repeated breaches of democracy by the DA. They are a party in moral crisis which is undoubtedly why their ranks have divided. Whereas what’s happening in my home town of Knysna (and elsewhere in the Western Cape) should be an educative warning to South Africa, it’s further diluted by the bashing by blind DA supporters who, like their party, refuse to address the issues. Morality isn’t blind and justice is when facts are weighed … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Irony is woven into South Africa’s political fabric. But, even for someone as immune to it as I am, this week’s debate on affirmative action hosted by the Black Management Forum took irony to a new level. The topic focused on affirmative action’s impact 20 years into our democracy. The BMF’s point of departure was that affirmative action has not been effective enough. Therefore the state must strengthen interventionist and punitive measures in the economy to compel enterprises to comply with strict racial quotas. I agreed that the coercive approach had not benefited the vast majority of “outsiders”, while enriching … ‘Click here to read full article…’