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No Mandela did not sell out

27 July 2012, 08:18

I’m sure most of you saw an article on Mandela’s birthday; titled “Mandela sold blacks out” via News24. I could feel the pain the fella was spilling into the post. Either you sympathized with it; were disgusted by it or felt neutral. Nonetheless it pointed out real points that have a fundamental bearing on the South African economy.

The CODESA negotiations had a number of outcomes which of course directed South Africa’s political and economic future.

Land was to be redistributed per the model known as willing buyer willing seller, private property was to be constitutionally protected, new bill of rights and the South African Reserve Bank remained in private hands.

The Convention of Democratic South Africa produced what it produced and at the same time didn’t produce some aspirations. In many senses our struggle heroes tried their best. Kudos to them!

No; Mandela and company didn’t sell black people out. I highly doubt De Klerk and company would have let the all instruments of apartheid go to the very people they weren’t meant for.

When De Klerk became president in 1989; he carried on or build on the infamous secret meetings with struggle prisoners. His duty was to architect an eventual (democracy was going to happen come which ever way) democratic South Africa.

Mr De Klerk led an apartheid government; so since democracy was unavoidable; he had to lead the team that would make sure that when apartheid is shut down; at least some of its profits and assets remain with its intended beneficiaries.

De Klerk is no hero; his team made sure black people did not get all fundamentals to sufficiently address what apartheid and colonialism had undressed. As the freedom had charter lined out.

Apartheid is popularly described as a system of racial discrimination and segregation. The meaning is correct to an extent. The true meaning of apartheid should be: a criminal method of extraction of economic wealth where beneficiaries are people of a defined skin.

Colonialism and apartheid weren’t fundamentally about racism but economics and wealth.

The world was changing; criminal methods of stealing from people based on race and geography were becoming unbearable on people of the world’s conscience; the wrong way.

Britain had they successfully transcended from colonialism; keeping most of what they had accumulated under the colonial guise. An era later; now the apartheid era; the keepers of apartheid had to change as democracy was inevitable. So they had to engineer a way in which apartheid’s assets, privileges and profits are kept to some extent.

De Klerk can be seen as the chief architect of such.

I stress that apartheid was more about economics than racism. Racism can’t successfully lead without being led by economics. Racism is the ego beaming off. In 2012; we can say that we learned that apartheid cannot be defeated without ownership of economics and aggressive build of new commercial products.

I saw him the other time on CNN defending apartheid; which cements these sentiments. During CODESA, some of the National Party’s proposals do solidify these.

Its 2012 we got to move forward with progress. Land has to be returned to people it got forcefully taken from. Minerals have to be to the benefit of the people. Entrepreneurship has to be fostered; with non-collateral funding models.

One hindrance in moving forward is the incompetence of the ANC in running the country. A sufficient example of this incompetence is the latest municipality audit report.

Tiisetso is an entrepreneur; a scholar in development economics and culture marketing. Follow him on twitter @tiisetsomaloma

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