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Why South Africa is Still the Most Unequal Country on the Planet
IWB ^ | Mark Angelides

Posted on 04/29/2017 8:18:04 AM PDT by davikkm

After the ending of Apartheid, South Africa looked set to become the driving force of the African continent. It had the developed world’s support behind it, popular support from almost everyone, and yet it has sunk to the very bottom of the world’s equality rankings (in terms of economic disparity). And it’s not only economically that South Africa is struggling. Political corruption is rife, violence is high, and the threat of insurrection is never far away.

When the charismatic Mandela came to power as the head of the African National Congress (ANC, the present ruling party), many in the Western governments and media predicted a “great leveling” (Nelson was after all an avowed Communist), they assumed that all people would grow richer and that South Africa’s problems would soon be solved. But this wasn’t to be.

Soweto (now famous as the setting of the movie (District 9), has now become an almost unmanageable sprawl of poor housing spreading into barely stable shacks and lean-tos. Blacks, Whites and Coloured,* who have any money at all, move into gated communities with armed guards, and the incredible rise of gun crime, carjacking and home invasions affects almost every aspect of day to day life.

(Excerpt) Read more at investmentwatchblog.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: africa; southafrica; unequal
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1 posted on 04/29/2017 8:18:04 AM PDT by davikkm
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To: davikkm

The ANC was a communist organization and Mandela was the head of their terrorist wing. The failure of another communist regime should not be a surprise to anyone.


2 posted on 04/29/2017 8:21:25 AM PDT by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: davikkm

Communists. They keep trying the same thing over and over again, with the same result every time.


3 posted on 04/29/2017 8:22:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Some people consider government to be a necessary evil, others their personal Ponzi scheme.)
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To: davikkm

The two most successful sub Saharan countries were Rhodesia and South Africa. I wonder what the correlation is?...


4 posted on 04/29/2017 8:22:38 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: MtnClimber

During the Oscar Pistorius trial, it was said that, at night, people do not stop at stop lights .... it’s too dangerous.


5 posted on 04/29/2017 8:23:16 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS!!!)
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To: EEGator

Pardon me, “was”.


6 posted on 04/29/2017 8:23:31 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Communists: They say they want to save the world, but all they ever do is kill people and get themselves rich and get all their friends rich.


7 posted on 04/29/2017 8:24:17 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I call Obama "osama" because he damaged us far more than Osama bin Ladin ever did.)
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To: davikkm

The politics of South Africa has become a battlefield. Only last month, after President Jacob Zuma fired yet another Finance Minister, the Rand was declared a “junk currency” and millions took to the streets in protest, demanding that he steps down. A vote for “no-confidence” was called (again), but defeated. And the ruling ANC party still remains in majority control.

The Zuma government is often criticized for its corruption and ties to the billionaire Gupta brothers, who seem to regard African Nations as their own personal playgrounds and resource banks, using, abusing and exploiting at whim (all enabled by Zuma). During the protests, people flew banners saying “End Zupta Now!” (“Zupta” being a mix of Zuma and Gupta).

Hot on the heels of the ANC is the EFF (the Economic Freedom Fighters party), whose main policy could be fairly described as “One Boer, One Bullet”. Basically calling for the execution of all whites and the seizure of their land. They were formed by an ex ANC politician and are now the 3rd largest party. They are a Socialist, Nationalist Group.

It is easy to see South Africa as a failed experiment in multi-culturalism, with 11 different official languages, and many more tribes. A fair few of these groups carry hatred for other groups. It is a wonderful place filled with wonderful people, but it is sliding into a chaos that was never envisioned. Is it perhaps a glimpse into the West’s future where “all cultures are equal, and none is above another”

* The term Coloured refers to an actual recognized race in South Africa. It is people who are (usually) Bantu but with some white ancestry.


8 posted on 04/29/2017 8:25:31 AM PDT by davikkm
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Wow, I just watched an episode of House Hunters International where a Family was relocating to South Africa.

The didn’t mention any of these issues. LOL


9 posted on 04/29/2017 8:25:50 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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“Is South Africa heading for civil war? The country is lurching ever closer to conflict...” ——
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3548510/posts

Direct link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4457280/Is-South-Africa-heading-civil-war.html


10 posted on 04/29/2017 8:26:19 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Apparently I'm still living in your head rent free. At least now it isn't empty.)
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To: davikkm

I’ve heard that growing numbers of the white minority, especially young people, are emigrating from South Africa. They just don’t see a good future for themselves and their families.


11 posted on 04/29/2017 8:28:20 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: EEGator

The whites need to either take back over or totally leave and let the country go back to primitive like Zimbabwe.


12 posted on 04/29/2017 8:29:42 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: davikkm

There is a lot that is unspoken in this article. The inequality reflects a massive cultural and IQ gap between races that cannot be bridged in any realistic time-frame. Ideology is not the deep issue. When you take a people with an average IQ of 80 or less and give them power over people they resent because those people are culturally vastly more advanced and far smarter, any ideology that effectively articulates their resentments and envy will do. People like that live in the present and don’t have much ability to conceptualize or understand the long-term consequences of their actions. The inequality reflects a massive cultural and IQ gap between races that cannot be bridged in any realistic time-frame.


13 posted on 04/29/2017 8:31:24 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: davikkm

There is a lot that is unspoken in this article. The inequality reflects a massive cultural and IQ gap between races that cannot be bridged in any realistic time-frame. Ideology is not the deep issue. When you take a people with an average IQ of 80 or less and give them power over people they resent because those people are culturally vastly more advanced and far smarter, any ideology that effectively articulates their resentments and envy will do. People like that live in the present and don’t have much ability to conceptualize or understand the long-term consequences of their actions. The inequality reflects a massive cultural and IQ gap between races that cannot be bridged in any realistic time-frame.


14 posted on 04/29/2017 8:31:27 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: davikkm

South Africa has run itself into the ground.
The DeBeers had the corner on the diamond market for a long time.
While it was Rhodesia, it was good money being hired for their security forces.

Now when someone mentions “South Africa”, my response is “So what?”


15 posted on 04/29/2017 8:35:05 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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“Nelson was after all an avowed Communist), they assumed that all people would grow richer and that South Africa’s problems would soon be solved.”

They never put two and two together. Never.

L


16 posted on 04/29/2017 8:36:17 AM PDT by Lurker (America burned the witch.)
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To: EEGator
"The two most successful sub Saharan countries were Rhodesia and South Africa. I wonder what the correlation is?..."

I think the answer is obvious -- the "Man Among Men" warrior short-shorts, of course.


17 posted on 04/29/2017 8:37:43 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

No country that went from white conservative rule, to black liberal/socialist, has prospered. The Dominican Republic is a exception, and probably because of their strong Christian faith. scream racist...I don’t care...facts are facts. Same goes for our own cities....Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, New Orleans, Seattle, LA, the list goes on.


18 posted on 04/29/2017 8:40:49 AM PDT by davidb56
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Agreed.


19 posted on 04/29/2017 8:41:14 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

LOL, mutton chops and Daisy Dukes are a fine look!


20 posted on 04/29/2017 8:42:24 AM PDT by EEGator
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