Black People : Twenty Years of Democracy in South Africa: Should We Celebrate?

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    by Mpoletsang Raymond Montshosi
    This article previously appeared in Pambazuka News.

    Twenty years of nominal Black rule has failed to change relationships of wealth and
    economic power in South Africa – the world’s most unequal country. “An average
    African man earns in the region of R2,400 per month, whilst an average white man
    earns around R19,000 per month.”

    Twenty years after the collapse of apartheid “there have been many changes, but little
    change in South Africa. Poverty and inequality seem to be increasing rather than
    decreasing. How were the dreams of freedom and social and economic equality so
    quickly dashed?” (2) This article will reflect on the 20 years of democracy and answer
    the question as to whether should it be celebrated.

    What Went Wrong?

    What went wrong with 20 years of democracy is that we had a government with
    “absence of ideology which means absence of social vision, or liberatory ideology.
    Ideology is important in determining the direction of the revolution.” (19) The ruling
    party seems to have abandoned their guiding document which was to determine the
    direction of the South African revolution or liberation which is the National
    Democratic Revolution. The ANC led government has “failed in its attempt to alleviate
    poverty, not simply due to a lack of resources but also because of specific policy
    choices.”(20)

    Read more: http://blackagendareport.com/content/twenty-years-democracy-south-africa-should-we-celebrate
     
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    white people got the most black people got the least.......
     
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    Here's some back-drop that blends with the topic:



    S. African president 'scared of whites': Malema
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  4. Alarm Clock

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    Well the South Africans got what they wanted! Every Black nation desired liberation, but South Africa settled for integration with their colonizer instead of liberation and a return of their God given resources!
    Sad but they thought they could fool the world by giving plain old fashioned segregation a high falutin name "aparthied"
     
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    they should celebrate once the blacks ALL live a high standard of living, and the blacks control the coprorations and respurces. I never understood why there weren't dead white bodies in mass numbers like Rwanda.
     
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