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Education ought to be on top of the list of youth struggles

04 January 2014, 09:21

As young South Africans blacks in particular, whenever a chance appears to voice out issues of dissatisfaction and surprisingly the issue of foreigners from other African countries within South Africa seems not to sit well with a large section of the black population.

 I am puzzled by this featuring as a dissatisfaction. This view is not new, ‘’ they steal our jobs, work as cheap labourers perpetuate the sale of counterfeit goods and create drug links which we often fall victim to…’’ in as much as this might be true to a certain extent, I vehemently feel as the ‘’previously disadvantaged’’ group, we would be doing an injustice to any  platform provided if we allow small problems to overwhelmingly deter our analysis of our true struggle more especially if you are a young black child, as we have a number struggles to wage if we are to progress further in life.

This in my view is nothing when we critically and with an open mind measure all the things that continue to hold us back as black South Africans. The issue of economic freedom and white monopoly capital is and continues to hinder black progress. If we are serious about bettering the life of a black man we must not be apologetic about the stances we must take, we must leave no stone unturned explore every avenue, challenge every oppressive law that continues to marginalise a black man from the fruits of our hard earned democracy and if it means we amend the constitution that too must be visited. However speaking as a young black South African who is constantly reminded by his surroundings that in order for someone like me to make it in life I first must climb a mountain and that mountain will require efforts that are ten times more than my white counterpart. Its remains a fact that as blacks we are still disadvantaged, the disparities in our societies is evident to this as a result I see nothing wrong with the call to expropriate land and sharing the economy amongst all who live in the country as appose to a select few whites.

Not putting the horse before the cart I am aware that the land question and that of sharing the country’s resources are national issues which I’m convinced will impact the life of many, however getting access to higher education is by far on top of the list of struggles we ought to be championing as young adults and as long as private and public schools are distinctly not the same, blacks will continue to languish in the triple challenges while the whites continue to accumulate wealth and exploit the disadvantaged. Young black minds must be injected with skills and knowledge not with grunts which cripple our survival instincts by creating young lazy individuals.  A sense of entitlement in this case is warranted and government must be at the forefront to make this a reality.

 Education must not be a privilege for a select few and any attempt to deprive anyone education because of finance or points must be viewed for what it is, a violation of rights.

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