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South Africa still a chronically racially divided nation, finds survey
The Guardian ^ | December 6, 2012 | David Smith

Posted on 12/12/2012 2:52:16 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

"Can we deny that Cape Town is still the most racist city in South Africa?" asks Kenneth Lukuko, in an essay contained in the SA reconciliation barometer survey (pdf) published on Thursday. "Perhaps we can't."

During Nelson Mandela's presidency, he notes, "it was the only city in which he was met with a placard that referred to him with the K-word [the taboo term "kaffir"]. And it has taken Cape Town longer than anywhere else in the country to name a major public space or amenity after Mandela, although it is the city associated most closely with his incarceration, as well as being the backdrop for scenes of his release, which were broadcast all over the world."

But while Cape Town is regularly accused of being a neo-apartheid stronghold the annual survey by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) raises some difficult questions about the rainbow nation project as a whole.

Eighteen years after the end of white minority rule, it found, 43.5% of South Africans rarely or never speak to someone of another race. Little more than a quarter (27.4%) interact with a person of another race always or often on ordinary weekdays, while 25.9% do so sometimes.

Less than one in five (17.8%) South Africans always or often socialise with people of other races in their homes or in the homes of friends. A further 21.6% do so sometimes, and more than half (56.6%) rarely or never socialise across race lines.

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1 posted on 12/12/2012 2:52:20 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ya steal from those that have, and give it to those that do not work, eventually, those that are industrious will soon get it back.

South Africa is a great case against left-wing ideology.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 3:23:07 PM PST by bobo1
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It’s not really a great advertisement for integration an color-blind society, is it? I mean the level of tension is a bit lower, but then the level of violence that everyone, white and black, is subjected to is much higher. Was the tradeoff worth it? For the whites, it is hard to see how.

They stopped being boycotted in rugby matches, but their wives and daughters are subject to the horrific rape epidemic, violent crime is a plague.

3 posted on 12/12/2012 3:31:52 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jack Black

ya know, my (x) brother in law spent the last 10 years in SA.

things have not gotten better. only worse. those that have implemented this and were the driving force, should be held accountable to make sure it works.

platitudes are not enough when people are being murdered.

the left is guilty and they will do little more than crap their pants in protest.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 3:46:01 PM PST by bobo1
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