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S. Africa's children still face apartheid-like inequality
AFP ^ | Sunday, October 21, 2012

Posted on 10/21/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

CAPE TOWN — South Africa's children still face apartheid-like inequalities with a black child 18 times more likely to grow up poor than his or her white counterpart, a report said Wednesday.

The 2012 "South African Child Gauge," which provides an annual snapshot of the state of children in Africa's biggest economy, warned that the gap between rich and poor is widening despite a dip in overall poverty.

"We have among the highest rates of inequality in the world and it hasn't gotten better, it's got slightly worse," said co-author Katharine Hall, senior researcher at the University of Cape Town-based Children's Institute.

Sixty percent of children survive on less than 575 rand ($67, 51 euro), or around two thirds of black children 18 years and only two percent of white children.

"We see old patterns of inequality repeating themselves all the time so any way you cut you have repeated racial inequalities, you have spatial inequalities," Hall told AFP.

The 108-page barometer, which draws on multiple statistical sources and studies, says that income poverty levels have dipped for children overall.

"But stark differences in poverty headcounts, particularly between white and African children, illustrate the lasting effects of apartheid," it adds.

Most of the poorest children live in rural areas, still locked into apartheid's geography of living in the poor former quasi-independent homelands that were set up for blacks by the racist white minority government.

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1 posted on 10/21/2012 2:09:53 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Here we go again, still blaming the past for the present. Just like the “civil rights” activists here.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 2:12:58 PM PDT by River Hawk
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To: MinorityRepublican
warned that the gap between rich and poor is widening despite a dip in overall poverty.

To liberals, inequality is worse than poverty.

3 posted on 10/21/2012 2:14:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The President of South Africa has all of his wives on the public payroll.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 2:19:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: River Hawk

In 1963, 18 years after the end of World War 2, Germany and Japan recovered from the abyss of the greatest war in history.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: dfwgator

Cue the Margaret Thatcher speech.

P.S. How ‘bout them Gators!?


6 posted on 10/21/2012 2:20:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: MinorityRepublican

I thought it’s the whites in SA who get treated like dirt now.

Or..... is it the blacks of certain tribes who suffer apartheid at the hands of other tribes?

And what about the Coloreds? Incomplete picture here.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 2:20:34 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Chase away all the whites (through violence, robbery, rape, murder, etc.)....

...and GUESS WHAT you end up with??


8 posted on 10/21/2012 2:21:06 PM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Wait, Mandela had his terms in office. If this ‘god-like’ (ex terrorist) man couldn’t fix it, doesn’t that make it fairly clear it’s unfixable.

Has Mandela been excommunicated African style?


9 posted on 10/21/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fooled folks once didn't you. Revenge is spelled, "VOTE RED". You're going down donkeys...)
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To: MinorityRepublican
In 1963, 18 years after the end of World War 2, Germany and Japan recovered from the abyss of the greatest war in history.

Their cities had been leveled, their factories demolished, but they still retained their most important treasure: an intelligent and hard-working citizenry.

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Haiti, and the rest will always be poor, because their people are not productive enough to be worth paying anything for.

10 posted on 10/21/2012 2:26:20 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: elcid1970

Positively an incomplete picture. Education is not free in SA, the people in the community pay for the school, i.e., pay for attending. So of course, the wealthier the community, the better the school.

Seems those in the townships are no better off now than the were. But that’s certainly not the fault of the whites. There is no such thing as social services.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: MinorityRepublican
Problem solved.

Not to worry.. Genocide looms for white farmers

Many more victims have been savagely tortured, raped, disemboweled, drowned in boiling water or worse. The horrifying evidence is available for the world to see on countless sites throughout the Internet: pictures of brutalized dead women and children – even babies.

Rural workplace violence.

When there are no more oppressed victims of racism -- all the oppressors are dead -- in the rural areas next will be the cities to cleanse. . . .

12 posted on 10/21/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Maybe they need to change the S. African national anthem to this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1Et1qBCnv3c


13 posted on 10/21/2012 2:35:26 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Flintlock

Detroit...Philly?


14 posted on 10/21/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: MinorityRepublican; All
Genocide in South Africa by Pamela Geller. How about this shocker..

Whites in South Africa are keenly aware of the plans to kill them. They expect mass killings to begin very soon after the death of Mandela, but to tell this to the world is a waste of energy. More than three thousand white farmers have already been murdered, and Genocide Watch lists the Boer farmers in South Africa as victims of genocide -- but the media couldn't care less.

KSFO Listen to Barbara Simpson today Sunday 21 Oct 4:00PM to 7:00PM I am pretty sure the guest is Pamela Geller. It's live broadcasting weekends.

Not sure what the topics will be.. mostly like the election and debate.

15 posted on 10/21/2012 2:50:13 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

There are still white children growing up in South Africa?


16 posted on 10/21/2012 2:50:16 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: All
I forgot to mention.. it's west coast time.

KSFO Listen to Barbara Simpson today Sunday 21 Oct 4:00PM to 7:00PM I am pretty sure the guest is Pamela Geller. It's live broadcasting weekends.

17 posted on 10/21/2012 2:53:15 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: River Hawk
Here we go again, still blaming the past for the present.

I was just in South Africa. It is a very modern and prosperous country.

18 posted on 10/21/2012 2:54:07 PM PDT by Katiana Kalashnikova
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To: PapaBear3625

I have read that the Haitian people are very hard workers.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 2:55:38 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: EEGator

“Detroit...Philly?”

I think Johannesburg makes those two seem positively serene.

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20 posted on 10/21/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

Used to live in Zambia - early 60’s - it wasn’t safe !!!! Once the whites pulled out the inflation went through the roof...

coming to a town near you!


21 posted on 10/21/2012 2:59:26 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: Katiana Kalashnikova

Perhaps you didn’t go beyond Cape Town and neighboring vineyards where tourists frequently visit?


22 posted on 10/21/2012 3:01:16 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
Communism ain't about "equality."

Just the opposite, actually.

But the useful idiots never get it.

23 posted on 10/21/2012 3:10:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The bottom line is that there are a lot of near stone-age people living in SA. Their tribes and cultures are antiquated and do not prepare them for life in the modern world.

So unless the government is willing to force all school age children to attend boarding schools, away from the influence of their parents and tribes and cultures, there is nothing for these people but inevitable extinction because of natural selection.

Walking around in a breech cloth, carrying a spear and eating grubs is no way to live anymore.


24 posted on 10/21/2012 3:16:45 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Irenic
I have read that the Haitian people are very hard workers.

Then why is Haiti so persistently messed up? When a country has hard-working poor people, there is an incentive to open some sort of factory, or even a call-center.

25 posted on 10/21/2012 3:41:56 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I've been to South Africa twice...neither visit was recent.What I saw there was breathtaking.The white people live very nicely indeed whereas the non-white areas were literally Third World.Even if every penny of wealth was taken from every white person it would still take 5 generations to get the population up to Second World status.
26 posted on 10/21/2012 3:51:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Gee: This is terrible. have the whites there got anything left that they can steal and give to the blacks to bring them up to par?


27 posted on 10/21/2012 4:24:48 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: PapaBear3625

Part of it is evil, thieving, corrupt dictators (28 years of Papa Doc and Baby Doc). The favored economy of many a dictator is poverty. The sell it, they don’t try to change it. They get big dollars from charities, other countries, you name it. They don’t get the money out to the people—they feather their own nest while inflicting torture on citizens. That is all the UN does—sell poverty to feather their own nest. The UN doesn’t want poverty gone, if the UN couldn’t pretend to care for the poor nations— they would be out of business.

Just think what the United States would be like if Obama declared himself dictator for life—what would we become 15 years from now? Heck, look at Venezuela. We have got to change the way out government is handing out so much. Because in that giving, they nurture our 47% and that will build people who vote bad government in, soon the bad government becomes evil tyrants who will steal all from its people to feather their own nest.

The Haitians, like many Cubans come her to the states and work hard and build little businesses. I would say at a higher rate than the US blacks. Yes, Haitians are lazy and criminal but there are lazy criminal people in all countries. No, I don’t advocate to bring all the poor Haitians here but this handing out freebies the world over must stop or the world will be ruled by a corrupt UN.

I think it is time for people to stop looking to government to take care of them. They must trust in God and work, those who trust in God will help those in need willing to help themselves or who are unable. No more corrupt governments clamoring for money to help the poor whilst stuffing the money in their own pockets.

Behold the birds of the sky, that they neither sow nor reap, neither do they gather into barns, and your Father who is in Heaven sustains them; behold, are you not better than they?


28 posted on 10/21/2012 4:51:36 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: PapaBear3625

Sorry my post is such a mess, running back and forth helping my husband empty his fish tank.


29 posted on 10/21/2012 4:55:31 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Race in the Darkest Continent - “My tribe v. your tribe.”

Translates to “Me good fella get to run government. You just delicious”.


30 posted on 10/21/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Gay State Conservative
The white people live very nicely indeed whereas the non-white areas were literally Third World.Even if every penny of wealth was taken from every white person it would still take 5 generations to get the population up to Second World status.

Your assumption is that they would not piss it all away in less than one generation.

31 posted on 10/21/2012 5:08:44 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: MinorityRepublican

How can that be since the blacks now run the country? This is BS. Trying to explain the poor performance of the blacks on racial problems.


32 posted on 10/21/2012 5:09:07 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Irenic
Part of it is evil, thieving, corrupt dictators (28 years of Papa Doc and Baby Doc).

East Germany, Poland, and the rest of Eastern Europe spent longer under communist dictatorships. Hell, look at China.

Poland's per capita GDP is fifteen times that of Haiti, and getting close to Western Europe's.

The Haitians, like many Cubans come her to the states and work hard and build little businesses.

Or, rather, the subset of Haitians who have intelligence and a willingness to work come here, while the rest stay there. Much as happened with Cuba, where most of their middle class fled when Castro came to power, leaving the remaining society permanently crippled.

33 posted on 10/21/2012 5:18:16 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Katiana Kalashnikova

“Here we go again, still blaming the past for the present.

I was just in South Africa. It is a very modern and prosperous country.”

Jane, Janethan Swift? Is that you?


34 posted on 10/21/2012 5:23:31 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: PapaBear3625

I don’t know that Haiti has had much time under good governance. I think that the UN has and continues to do more harm than help. The UN is a parasite to poor and rich nations alike.

Bah...I’ll get back to this later, I want to discuss but I’m stressing because my huband will be hollering any minute now! hahahaha!

Second presidency (2001–2004)

Aristide called for France, the former colonizer of the country, to pay $21 billion[54] in restitution to Haiti for the 90 million gold francs supplied to France by Haiti in restitution for French property that was misappropriated in the Haitian rebellion, over the period from 1825 to 1947. Later it was revealed that this claim of repayment from France might have been one of the main reasons behind the coup d’état of 2004

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Bertrand_Aristide


35 posted on 10/21/2012 5:46:15 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

That socialist Aristide did much damage to Haiti all by himself.


36 posted on 10/22/2012 3:57:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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