No thanks for real natives

2011-03-13 12:15

The labour policy changes expose the ANC’s racism. A worthy affirmative action candidate is black in the most ­banal, corrupt manner.

The ANC deserves the ­Malemas and Manyis, while ­Steve Biko doesn’t get the RIP he so deserves.

We rejected the label “coloured” under apartheid. Quislings and Uncle Toms were excluded from the struggle in ways that the ANC did not exclude homeland quislings. Through the UDF, the ­“Capies” helped the ANC to power in 1994.

What “stank vir dank” (stink for thanks) for the descendants of the only original natives, who boast great ­ancestors, among whom were the first black political prisoners on Robben Island.

Yes, the term black is as old as the history of colonialism.

The ANC’s desired “nationalisation” of the Cape is related to the land question. But if there is any group that can claim prior rights to South Africa, it is us, the “too many coloureds”. Those with not a drop of Khoi/Khoe blood are not natives.

No amount of propaganda will change this historical fact. Also, the claim that our mother tongue is a foreign language is rubbish. The first Afrikaans was spoken by the Khoi/Khoe (that gave Nguni tongues the clicks) under the influence of the Dutch.

The Afrikaans of Victor Wessels, Neville Alexander, Mathews Phosa or Jakes Gerwel has long since been transformed into a language of liberation – ­expressed in resistance, nation building and democracy.

In solidarity with the “Soweto revolt”, this Afrikaans was sacrificed just as other (and newer) South African languages did not develop as speedily when English became the lingua franca.People of the South, we join your disconsolate voices.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.