Thanks to our struggle heroes, today we can utter ‘us’ in reference to black, white, coloured, Indian and the other races that make South Africa.
Apartheid has done disfavour to the progress of South Africans, more especially to blacks. Undeniably, apartheid was about economics, favouring one race and brutalising others.
Post 1994, we have worked hard to achieve ‘us’ in reference to all races of South Africa. Social programmes and economic programmes were devised to rid the harm that apartheid and colonialism had endorsed.
Of importance in building South Africa is not only ‘bringing us together’ and affirmative empowerment, but mainly forward peering economic development models and innovations. Affirmative empowerment can’t thrive outside holistic economic growth. Black economic empowerment through government tenders should not, as it is, disrespect private South African economic growth. Read more